Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201250214 - Employee Is Killed When Hanged With His Harness Safety Belt

Accident: 201250214 -- Report ID: 0257240 -- Event Date: 08/08/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31138726008/08/20081799Hilton Engineering Corp Mechanical Contractors

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on August 8, 2008, Employee #1, a laborer, was helping his coworkers in the lifting of some steel parts, because the crane operator was absent that day. He tied the steel parts with a rope and they were being lifted by the coworkers located at a steel tank, nearly 70 ft high above the floor. Employee #1 was supposed to be in his worksite. However, he used an elevator classified as man lift type, to climb to the working area, where his coworkers were working. Employee #1 had a full harness and a safety belt fastened with a large lanyard. His safety belt lanyard entangled with any part of the equipment. He was hanged with his full harness safety belt pressed around his neck. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords: asphyxiated, rope, safety belt, construction, lanyard, neck, elevator
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 60 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311387260 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.