Inspection: 18470690 - Southern Furniture Company Of Conover, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh
Southern Furniture Company Of Conover, Inc.
1099 2nd Ave. Place Se
Conover, NC 28613
Box 307, Conover, NC 28613
Union Status: NonUnion
Inspection Type: Unprog Rel
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 06/25/1991
Employee #1 was positioning a boatswain's scaffold chair at approximately the 110 ft level of an industrial water tank tower when the 7/8 in. manila rope, supporting the scaffold, broke. The employee fell to the ground, sustaining massive head and body injuries. He was killed. The rope had dry rot and weak links. The employee was not wearing a fall arresting device.
Keywords:bosun chair, water tower, work rules, equipment failure, water tank, inadequate maint, rope, construction, fall, fall protection
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