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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202250551 - Employee Injured In Fall From Boatswains Chair

Accident: 202250551 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 12/17/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30247735112/18/19987349Reliable Building Maintenance

On December 17, 1998, Employee #1 was washing windows on the northeast face of the elevated walkway spanning North Sierra Street and the parking garage. He was suspended in a boatswains chair from a portable support device approximately 21 feet above the ground. The portable support device suddenly became unstable and fell off the edge of the roof. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a fractured wrist and pelvis.

Keywords: window washer, fracture, bosun chair, lifeline, equipment failure, pelvis, fall, unstable position, wrist

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302477351 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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