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Accident: 14519532 - Construction Worker Killed In Fall From Airport Tower

Accident: 14519532 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 04/17/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10101607904/18/19861793Kinney Glass & Glazing Contractors Inc.

EMPLOYEE #1, A GLAZIER, WAS INSTALLING GLASS FRAMES FOR WINDOWS IN A NEW AIRPORT TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER. THERE WAS A 4 FOOT WIDE PLATFORM ALL AROUND THE CONTROL TOWER THAT HAD A RAILING ABOUT 43 INCHES HIGH BUT HAD NO MIDRAIL. APPARENTLY THE EMPLOYEE LOST HIS BALANCE, FELL BACKWARDS AND ROLLED UNDER THE RAILING, THEN FELL 72 FEET, 6 INCHES TO THE GROUND. HE WAS KILLED.

Keywords: guardrail, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, midrail, lost balance

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101016079 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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