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Accident: 99484.015 - Employee Falls From Scaffold And Incurs Multiple Injuries

Accident: 99484.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 09/25/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1267767.01510/03/2017Framing By Superior, Inc.
At 5:30 p.m. on September 25, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction framing company, was engaged in framing operations at a residential construction project. He was working from a Whalen-Jack bracket scaffold and helping to guide a plywood delivery to the roof. Employee #1 grabbed a rail of the scaffold to support himself. The rail was loose, prompting Employee #1 to reach for and grab the midrail. The midrail bracket broke, and Employee #1 fell, a fall height of approximately 18 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for multiple injuries, including two fractured ribs.
Keywords: rib, midrail, scaffold, residential construction, equipment failure, fracture, guardrail, material handling, fall protection, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1267767.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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