Three bricklayers were working on the fourth level of a tubular scaffold that was pre-loaded with
brick. A sudden gust of wind apparently triggered a scaffold collapse. One worker jumped free
and the other two were trapped and buried with brick, planks and the twisted metal frame. They
were seriously injured. The scaffold was grossly overloaded and was missing some of its bracing
and wall-tie components.
- Brace scaffolds properly to resist push-pull forces.
- Do not overload scaffolds. Load them within their load-rated capacity.
- Install all components according to manufacturer's instructions.