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Accident: 117670.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Water Tower

Accident: 117670.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 06/29/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1413100.01506/29/2019Tank Pro, Inc
At 9:15 a.m. on June 29, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a tank maintenance company, was working on a narrow walkway 100 feet up a water tower, which he had accessed by the tower ladder. He removed his fall protection harness to move more easily along the walkway, which had a handrail. As he began to gather tools and parts and load them into a man basket, Employee #1 and the basket fell, a fall height of 100 feet. Employee #1 sustained blunt force traumatic injuries and was killed.
Keywords: platform, catwalk, fall, ladder, loading, maintenance, handrail, fall protection, construction, water tower, walk platform
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Maintenance or repair   100 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1413100.015 62 M Fatality Fracture Welders and cutters FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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