Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 14386114 - Employee Killed In Fall When Bosun Chair Rope Breaks
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|100160886||05/16/1986||7349||0||Lvs Window Cleaning|
Abstract: At approximately 8:20 a.m. on May 16, 1986, Employee #1 was working from a bosun chair, cleaning windows on the south tower of the Americana Congress Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The rope supporting the bosun chair broke apart approximately 3 feet from the roof anchoring point. Employee #1 fell from approximately the 10th floor to a 3rd floor courtyard roof area, a distance of 60 to 70 feet. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:20 a.m. The employee had not been equipped with a safety belt attached to a lifeline, which would have prevented such a fall.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||100160886||Fatality||Fracture||Occupation not reported|