Two injured in falls inside Brookston...

Two injured in falls inside Brookston Con Agra bin

There are 7 comments on the WLFI Lafayette story from Oct 10, 2008, titled Two injured in falls inside Brookston Con Agra bin. In it, WLFI Lafayette reports that:

Two men were injured Friday afternoon when they fell off scaffolding at Con Agra, north of Brookston.

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Greg

Lafayette, IN

#1 Oct 11, 2008
I saw the video feed on the news and the scaffold that was erected was not right I am a certified competent scaffold builder and have set many up inside and outside of these bins I feel for those that were injured but this couldnt have been set up by a competant crew as osha requires it to be.
EricS

Channahon, IL

#2 Oct 11, 2008
If that scaffold wasn't built by an OSHA approved crew, then that will be a major lawsuit, and the company will be lucky to remain in business. The days of stretching a 2/12 between 2 stepladders is long since past.
EricS

Channahon, IL

#3 Oct 11, 2008
Well, ok. Except when I need to get some work done and don't want to haul my ladder around. But I put it up, I use it, and I own it. So if I get hurt, I guess I'll just heve to sue myself.
Nila Plunkett

Wolcott, IN

#4 Oct 11, 2008
Why were these men not tied off? I know that they were not and I can not understand how they find this to safe work surondings.
Nila Plunkett

Wolcott, IN

#5 Oct 11, 2008
EricS wrote:
Well, ok. Except when I need to get some work done and don't want to haul my ladder around. But I put it up, I use it, and I own it. So if I get hurt, I guess I'll just heve to sue myself
No you won,t. You will sue the people that owns the property, and i think that is wrong, because if you are a contractor you should know better, even if it takes more time.
EricS

Channahon, IL

#6 Oct 11, 2008
Nila Plunkett wrote:
<quoted text> No you won,t. You will sue the people that owns the property, and i think that is wrong, because if you are a contractor you should know better, even if it takes more time.
Sorry, I was talking about doing work around my house. I should have been a little more specific.
yes

Finley, TN

#7 Nov 11, 2008
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