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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14327613 - Window Washer Fell 10 Stories To Sidewalk

Accident: 14327613 -- Report ID: 0316100 -- Event Date: 08/26/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
110648308/28/19857349Aaa Services Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 FELL 10 STORIES TO THE SIDEWALK WHILE WASHING WINDOWS FROM A "SKY GENIE" SCAFFOLD. THE EMPLOYEE HAD BEEN WITH THE COMPANY ABOUT SEVEN WEEKS. HE HAD STARTED THE JOB THE DAY BEFORE. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT 3:20 PM ON AUGUST 26, 1985. NO ONE SAW THE FALL. EMPLOYEE#1 WAS WEARING HIS SAFETY EQUIPMENT, BUT HE WAS NOT CONNECTED TO THE LANYARD. ACCORDING TO THOSE AT THE SCENE, ALL LINES WERE CHECKED AFTER THE ACCIDENT AND FOUND TO BE PROPERLY TIED OFF. NO MALFUNCTION IN THE EQUIPMENT WAS DETECTED.
Keywords: window washer, unsecured, safety belt, lanyard, fall, tie-off, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1106483 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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