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Accident: 14357982 - Employee Dies After Falling From Sign Catwalk

Accident: 14357982 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 05/03/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10873012805/03/19951721Universal Outdoor Advertising
Employee #1 was removing plywood sign panels from an outdoor advertising sign when he was struck by a panel and fell approximately 65 ft from the sign's catwalk. Employee #1 was wearing a safety harness system with lanyard; however, the lanyard was not attached or tied to the structure. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: panel, work rules, construction, lanyard, catwalk, fall, struck by, advertising sign, falling object, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108730128 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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