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Accident: 171020191 - Employee Dies In Fall With Boatswain'S Chair

Accident: 171020191 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 06/06/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12508365906/06/19957349Modern Window Cleaning Co

On June 6, 1995, Employee #1, of Modern Window Cleaning Co., was attempting to enter a boatswain's chair scaffold. The scaffold did not have extensions to the boom or counterweights. He was not wearing a safety belt and lifeline. The scaffold and the employee fell approximately 50 feet, causing fatal injuries. Two citations were issued for serious violations of 0529(3) and 0541(1).

Keywords: window washer, bosun chair, counterbalance, work rules, scaffold collapse, fall, fall protection, scaffold

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125083659 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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