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Accident: 99940.015 - Worker Falls While Climbing Scaffold

Accident: 99940.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/17/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1249646.01507/25/2017Hilty'S Electric-California, Inc.
At 3:45 p.m. on July 17, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an electrical contractor , was working at the site of new multifamily residential construction. He was i nstalling electrical components inside a structure being erected. Employee #1, who was using a scaffold to access the building's upper floors, exited the secon d floor, climbed over the scaffold's guardrails and onto the scaffold, and then climbed the scaffold to gain access to the third floor. During his climb, Emplo yee #1 fell from the scaffold. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for fall-related i njuries.
Keywords: climbing on column, electrical work, electrician, fall, fall protection, installing, residential construction, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   3 38
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1249646.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Electrical and electronic engineers

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