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Accident: 170566293 - Employee Killed In Fall Inside Water Tower

Accident: 170566293 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 07/27/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30035999907/29/19961791Cbi Na-Con, Inc.

On July 27, 1996, Employee #1, an ironworker who had been welding inside a water tower, failed to come down with the rest of his crew. After waiting five minutes, his foreman and a coworker climbed back up the shaft of the tower and found that Employee #1 had fallen an undetermined distance to the bottom of the ball area. The foreman and coworker immediately attempted CPR. They then lowered Employee #1 to a flat area 8 or 9 ft below the ball and resumed resuscitation efforts. After 911 was called, Employee #1 was lowered through the shaft in a basket. He sustained blunt force injuries in the fall and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Keywords: water tower, cpr, iron worker, work rules, construction, welding, fall, fall protection

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300359999 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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