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Accident: 979526 - Employee Injured When Scaffold Falls

Accident: 979526 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 01/10/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10817337801/16/19901741G & S Masonry, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10817336001/16/19901522Sletten Construction Company
At approximately 3:30 p.m., Employee #1, a mason tender employed for four months by G & S Masonry, and a coworker were disassembling a scaffold along the west wall of building J as instructed. The employees had removed the planks from the top of the scaffold, which was approximately 35 ft from the ground, and stacked the planks in four piles along the outer part of the scaffold on side brackets. As Employee #1 turned to pick up a plank, the end section of the scaffold shifted and fell to the ground, injuring him. He was hospitalized with multiple fractures and lacerations.
Keywords: laceration, fracture, dismantling, construction, scaffold collapse, falling object, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108173378 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers
2 108173360 Occupation Not Listed

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