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Inspection: 126493261 - Southeastern Contract Services, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv


Inspection Nr: 126493261
Report ID: 0454510
Open Date: 01/15/1997

Site Address:
Southeastern Contract Services, Inc.
1 Insignia Financial Plaza
Greenville, SC 29601

Mailing Address:
7900 Corder Drive, Charlotte, NC 28212

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/15/1997


Close Case:02/04/1997

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362627200

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 170572150
Event: 12/18/1996
Employee Bruised In Fall From Bosun Chair

Employee #1, a window washer for a small, 4-employee window cleaning company, was washing windows from a boatswain's chair suspended at the 10th floor of an office building. One strap of the chair became unhooked and Employee #1 fell. He was caught by his lifeline, and a coworker, his supervisor, repelled down, grabbed him, and descended with him to the 2nd floor level. Employee #1 then unlocked and detached his lanyard from the safety harness and jumped to the ground. A pedestrian broke Employee #1's fall, and the employee was taken to the hospital for treatment of bruises. When this report was written, he had not been seen or heard from by anyone interviewed. Subsequent inspection revealed that Employee #1 was using a double non-locking hasp attachment to attach the rappel line to the chair. Neither his coworkers nor his employer knew the origin of the hasp. It was not standard equipment and was not necessary, since a locking D-ring was also being used in the chair setup.

Keywords:window washer, bosun chair, unsecured, work rules, two pt susp scaffold, fall, elevated work plat, contusion

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126493261 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Janitors and cleaners
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