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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170746077 - Employee'S Foot Injured In 60 Ft Fall From Bosun Chair

Accident: 170746077 -- Report ID: 0316120 -- Event Date: 03/28/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11794276303/28/19957349City Window Cleaning

Employee #1 was cleaning windows from a boatswain's chair suspended by a two part line hooked into a Sky Genie. The lifeline was attached to a common anchorage, which in this case was a perimeter cable. The quarter inch cable was spliced in a poor manner that allowed the ends to pull out under load and cause a failure in the anchorage. Employee #1 fell approximately five stories (60 ft) and struck his right foot on a ledge, severely injuring it. He was transported to a nearby medical center and was treated and released.

Keywords: window washer, bosun chair, inadequate maint, unsecured, work rules, fall, elevated work plat, foot

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 117942763 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported

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