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Accident: 14215875 - Window Washer Fell 150 Feet To Concrete Sidewalk

Accident: 14215875 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 08/07/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
320496308/09/19857349Rainbow Services, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WASHING WINDOWS ON THE TENTH FLOOR OF THE SOUTHERN BANK BUILDING IN GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA. HE WAS 150 FEET HIGH, SUPPORTED BY A SINGLE 7/16 INCH NYLON ROPE ATTACHED TO A HARNESS AND SEAT. THE NYLON ROPE WAS TIED OFF ON THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM ON TOP OF THE BUILDING. THE SINGLE NYLON BROKE AND EMPLOYEE #1 FELL TO HIS DEATH. THE CAUSE OF DEATH WAS MULTIPLE TRAUMA TO THE CHEST AND HEAD.
Keywords: chest, window washer, head, lifeline, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3204963 Fatality Other Janitors and cleaners

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