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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 18470690 - Southern Furniture Company Of Conover, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh


Inspection Nr: 18470690
Report ID: 0453710
Open Date: 06/21/1991

Site Address:
Southern Furniture Company Of Conover, Inc.
1099 2nd Ave. Place Se
Conover, NC 28613

Mailing Address:
Box 307, Conover, NC 28613

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Unprog Rel

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 06/25/1991


Close Case:06/25/1991

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360768188

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 943084
Event: 06/21/1991
Employee Killed In Fall From Tank Tower

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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18470690 Occupation Not Listed
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