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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303769210 - Newberry & Williams Farms, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah

Nr: 303769210Report ID: 0418400Open Date: 08/17/2001

Newberry & Williams Farms, Inc.
451 Hwy.45 South
Colquitt, GA 31737
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0139/Field Crops, Except Cash Grains, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/21/2001
Close Case:12/03/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200900934Event: 06/30/2001Employee Is Killed When Scaffold Collapses
Employee #1 and #2 were working from a six to seven tier mobile scaffold. Employee #2 climbed down to move the mobile scaffold. As Employee #2 unlocked the wheels and picked up or lifted one end of the scaffold, one of the wheels came off. The scaffolding started to fall with Employee #1 still on it, approximately 8 ft above ground, when the scaffold twisted and collapsed. Employee #1 was turned backwards, when he hit his head on the concrete slab below. Employee died as a result of the accident.
Keywords: head, mobile scaffold, collapse, struck against, construction, welding, steel erection, fall, cutting and burning, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303769210 Fatality Fracture Welders and cutters

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