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Accident: 14355069 - Employee Dies In Fall From Genie Seat While Washing Windows

Accident: 14355069 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 12/09/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10872734812/09/19947349K. V. Cleaning Company
At approximately 11:59 a.m. on December 9, 1994, Employee #1 was preparing to wash the windows on a multi-story hospital using the Genie descent system to lower himself down the side of the building. As he was working, his Genie seat harness was not hooked to the cylinder device. There was no safety line or rope grab in use at the time. Employee #1 fell seven stories to a lower roof. He was transported to the hospital, where he died from multiple massive injuries.
Keywords: window washer, lifeline, unsecured, work rules, descending, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108727348 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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