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Accident: 14490486 - Fall From Boatswain'S Chair

Accident: 14490486 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 08/08/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10060599708/08/19891721Master Painting & Sheeting Co., Inc.

An employee was repairing damage to the painted surface of an electrical transmission tower. He was working from a boatswain's chair without a separate lifeline attached the employee. The knot in the dead-end side of the tackle rope, which was attached to the lower pulley, either slipped or broke. The employee fell with the boatswain's chair about 15 meters to the ground. He suffered a broken leg, fractured back, and internal injuries for which he was hospitalized.

Keywords: fracture, bosun chair, lifeline, rope, equipment failure, paint, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, transmission tower

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100605997 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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