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Accident: 200850972 - Employee Killed In Fall When Knocked Out Of Window

Accident: 200850972 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 07/08/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30062156207/08/19997349American Building Maintenance

Employee #1, a window washer, was cleaning a tilting-type double-hung window from inside the twelfth floor of an office building. The lower window was in a nearly vertical position in the frame track and was, most likely, not properly latched. It swung down and struck Employee #1, knocking him out the window opening. He fell to the sidewalk and was killed.

Keywords: window washer, cleaning, fall, struck by

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300621562 Fatality Other Janitors and cleaners

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