Lessons Learned - Tripped Over A Steel Kick Plate

During the erection of scaffolding, the IP maneuvered a 16ft length of scaffold tubing and stepped backwards; causing the IP to trip over a steel kick plate.

The IP landed on the steel structure of a nearby methanol skid, injuring his back, ribs and wrist. It was concluded that the IP was focused on trying to avoid contacting a cable tray with the scaffold tube and tripped on the steel kick plate behind him.

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