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Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 171

Fatality after fall from cantilevered scaffold platform

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Information:

An employee was killed when the cantilevered scaffold platform he was dismantling collapsed into the water at a ship loading facility in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The preliminary investigation indicates the cantilevered platform and associated “drop” scaffold was constructed using a modular prefabricated scaffold system and was installed under the wharf immediately above the sea.



Organisation:

Department of Mines and Petroleum

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Jurisdiction:

Relates to Western Australia (WA)

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Information:

PDF Document
Coverage:

Western Australia

Author:

DMP

Publisher:

Government of Western Australia

Published:

24 Jun 2011



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