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Inspection: 2316990 - Royal Masonry, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Dallas
Report ID: 0626300
Open Date: 07/12/1988
Royal Masonry, Inc.
10011 Log Cabin Road Dallas, TX 75229
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1741/Masonry, Stone Setting, and Other Stone Work
Employee #1 and a coworker were dismantling a scaffold, working their way down from the top. They had just removed a 4 ft section and were standing on the third section of the tubular welded frame scaffold. Both were standing on one piece of 2 ft by 10 ft planking, which was the only flooring. The coworker descended to the ground to get a drink of water. When he returned, he looked up and saw Employee #1 removing one of the end braces from the scaffold. As Employee #1 was holding it, the brace twisted in his hands and he lost his balance, falling 19 ft to a concrete slab. He died in the hospital two days later of cranial cerebral trauma. Safety belts were provided by the employer, but neither worker was using one.
lost balance, fall protection, brain, tubular scaffold, head, dismantling, fall, work rules, construction
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