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Accident: 965004 - Two Employees Injured In Fall From Suspended Platform

Accident: 965004 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 09/18/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10444969909/19/19901721Mid-Atlantic Painting Contr Inc.
Employees #1 and #2 were standing on a suspended platform that was 24 ft long by 24 in. wide, painting the underside of a bridge girder. The right side support cradle broke, causing both employees to fall 28 ft to a roadway. Employee # 1 sustained multiple fractures and Employee #2 suffered back injuries; both were hospitalized. Neither employee was wearing a safety belt or lanyard, and there was no static line on which to connect them.
Keywords: work rules, safety belt, construction, equipment failure, lanyard, fall, bridge, elevated work plat, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104449699 Hospitalized injury Other Painters, construction and maintenance
2 104449699 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance

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