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Accident: 200604080 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Parking Garage

Accident: 200604080 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 09/16/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31131558409/16/20081799Southwest Sealants, Inc.

On September 16, 2008, Employee #1 was using a Sky Genie, with a seatboard, to caulk the joints on the walls of a parking garage. The walls were on the first and second levels from the top. He tied the seatboard and life lines to the guard rail of a fence and went to get a drink of water. When he came back, he went over the fence and was adjusting his seatboard when the lines came loose. He fell 76 feet 2 inches to the ground, and was killed.

Keywords: bosun chair, installing, hoisting mechanism, lifeline, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, fence, concussion
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 7 76 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311315584 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Waterproofing
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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