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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 644054 - Employee Killed In Fall From Bosun Chair

Accident: 644054 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 05/21/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10988572305/21/19901799Wilfredo Aviles-Louis Moreno

On May 20, Employee #1 and a coworker went to clean windows in an apartment on the 12th floor of a building. They rigged a bosun chair with a rope from above. Employee #1 got in the chair and as he started to clean the windows, the rigging broke and he fell 12 stories. He sustained multiple fractures and was killed. Employee #1 was not using a safety belt or rope.

Keywords: window washer, fracture, rigging, bosun chair, rope, work rules, construction, equipment failure, fall, fall protection

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109885723 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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