The multitude of regulations for erecting and using scaffolds is daunting but every one of them came into being because of a scaffold related incident.
Avoiding common mistakes can save lives and prevent accidents like the ones listed here:
- Electric Shock – Contact with Overhead Line through Scaffold
- Employee Killed in Scaffold Collapse
- Employee Killed When Box Falls
- Employee Breaks His Back in Fall From Scaffolding
- Employee Killed in Fall From Scaffolding
- Employee Injured After Being Struck By Collapsing Scaffold
- Employee Dies in Fall Through Scaffolding
- Employee Killed By Falling Scaffold
- Six Employees Injured When Scaffold Collapses
- Construction Employee Killed in Fall From Scaffold
- Scaffolding collapses on State Street in Bridgeport
- Scaffolding Accidents in the UK
- Scaffolding Accidents Pictures
- scaffolding accidents – YouTube
- Scaffolding falls, crushes cars in Lincoln Park
Because of the large number of scaffold accidents, the New York City Council passed local laws and performed inspections of scaffolds in an effort to prevent accidents related to bad scaffolding practices.
Building scaffolds correctly takes training and experience and allows workers to perform their jobs safely. Knowing, and using, the OSHA standards and the safe work training practices for erecting and using scaffolds saves lives.
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