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Accident: 14383186 - Employee Killed In Fall From Water Tower Ladder

Accident: 14383186 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 09/11/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10328326309/13/19891721Huff Painting Company, Inc.
At 11:45 a.m. on September 11, 1989, Employee #1 had climbed 106 ft to the top of a water tower's fixed ladder using a safety belt and ladder climbing device. The employee unhooked the climbing device to crawl through a small tank access manhole. He apparently slipped or lost his balance and fell backward down the ladder to the ground. Employee #1 died of head and body injuries.
Keywords: head, water tower, work rules, slip, construction, fixed ladder, fall, lost balance, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103283263 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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