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    :: Friday, June 24, 2005 ::

    Roofers survive 25-foot fall - GREG SHULAS, Connecticut Post
    Streit said the scaffold lacked enough brackets to keep it attached to the house's wood frame while supporting the weight of the workers, a factor that led to the collapse. The scaffold also lacked adequate plywood bracing to keep it stable, he said. In general, scaffolds made of wood, not metal, are more prone to mishaps, he said.

    Man falls to death from scaffold - By Daphne Duret, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    Police said Townsend was standing on a scaffold inside the smokestack when the platform somehow broke away, sending him about 250 feet down.

    Steinmetz company cited for safety violations - By RICHARD CONN, Villages Daily Sun, FL
    Steinmetz, 49, and another man were being hoisted by a forklift in a 'job made trash bin' to the roof of the still-under-construction Hampton Inn Hotel along County Road 466 on Jan. 24 when the trash bin broke apart, causing Steinmetz to fall 31 feet to his death, OSHA inspectors found. The other man on the platform was not injured.

    Construction worker killed by wrecking ball - CBC British Columbia
    VANCOUVER - A welder was killed on a construction site in downtown Vancouver on Thursday, when he struck by a wrecking ball while working high above the ground in a scaffold bucket.

    Vancouver's aerial rescue team rushed to the scene, and found the victim collapsed inside the bucket suspended on a crane.
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