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Inspection: 102070612 - Nielsen, Vasko & Earl, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Nevada Reno
Report ID: 0953210
Open Date: 04/29/1987
Nielsen, Vasko & Earl, Inc.
911 Parr Blvd. Reno, NV 89512
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1542/General Contractors-Nonresidential Buildings, Other than Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
Construction Employee Injured In Fall From Scaffold
SEVERAL CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYEES, WORKING FROM A 16 TO FOOT HIGH SCAFFOLD, WERE PLACING REBAR INTO A GROUTED WALL. WHEN THEY FINISHED, EMPLOYEE #1 TRIED TO TOSS A PAIR OF BOLT CUTTERS TO THE GROUND, BUT PART OF THE CUTTER GOT CAUGHT IN HIS PANTS. HE LOST HIS BALANCE AND FELL TO THE GROUND, SUSTAINING INJURIES FOR WHICH HE WAS HOSPITALIZED. THERE WAS NO GUARDRAIL OR OTHER MEANS OF FALL PROTECTION BEING USED.
guardrail, fall, fall protection, lost balance, unguarded, scaffold
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