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Accident: 18182477 - Employee Killed In Fall With Roof Roller Scaffold

Accident: 18182477 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 02/04/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1818247702/03/19997349Columbus Window Cleaning Company

Employee #1 attached his harness to the work line of a roof roller scaffold that had not yet been properly anchored. He fell 40 ft to the ground, pulling the roof roller with him. Employee #1 was killed. A coworker was setting up the roof roller, but his back was turned and he did not know why or how Employee #1 went over the edge. The counterweights, boatswain's chair, safety lanyard with rope grab, and window washing equipment were still on the roof when Employee #1 went over the side.

Keywords: window washer, roof, unsecured, work rules, fall, fall protection, communication, scaffold

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18182477 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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