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Accident: 119357.015 - Employee Falls While Washing Windows, Is Suspended High Abov

Accident: 119357.015 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 08/21/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1426687.01508/21/2019Corporate Cleaning Services, Inc.

At approximately 12:00 a.m. on August 21, 2019, an employee was washing windows when the rope supporting his chair broke. The employee fell approximately three (3) stories before the fall protection system/ harness was engaged. The employee was unable to pull himself up and was rescued by the fire department. The emplo yee did not report any injuries or illness beyond silently sore. The employee s ustained shock to the body from whiplash, causing soreness and minor achiness.

Keywords: chair, fall, fall from elevation, fall protection, window washer

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1426687.015 45 M Non Hospitalized injury Washing, cleaning and pickling machine operators

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