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Accident: 14386122 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Ventilation Duct

Accident: 14386122 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 05/30/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10016095106/02/19867349Kleen Air Service Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10013196006/02/19864311U. S. Postal Service

At approximately 11:55 a.m. on May 30, 1986, Employee #1 and his foreman had just finished working near a ventilation duct. They were dismantling their scaffold and hoisting car, which were positioned over the ventilation duct. Employee #1 was standing on a plank next to an 18 inch opening between the planking when he lost his footing. He fell approximately 220 feet through the ventilation duct (from the 15th to the 1st floor) and was killed.

Keywords: duct, work rules, elevated work plat, lost balance, dismantling, fall, fall protection, scaffold

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100160951 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 100131960 Occupation Not Listed

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