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Accident: 121489.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Roof Of 12-Story High-Rise

Accident: 121489.015 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 11/07/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1443385.01511/07/2019High Rise Queen Inc.
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on November 7, 2019, an employee was working for a fi rm that provided building maintenance via rope access. He was working from the t op of a twelve-story high-rise building. He had secured a lifeline and working l ine of rappelling rope system to a roof top anchor point so he could descend fro m the roof to a work location below. The ropes secured to the anchor point slipp ed out of their knot. There was no indication of a secondary tie off point for t he lifeline or work line. The employee fell from the roof top to the ground, twe lve stories below. He was killed.
Keywords: equipment failure, fall, fall protection, lifeline, rappelling, roof, rope, window washer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1443385.015 37 M Fatality

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