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Accident: 14399679 - Construction Worker Killed In Fall From Work Platform

Accident: 14399679 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 04/08/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
231548904/11/19881721Sdf, Inc.
SEVERAL EMPLOYEES WERE WORKING FROM AN ELEVATED WORK PLATFORM, MOVING THE PLATFORM OCCASIONALLY AS WORK PROGRESSED. DUE TO THE NATURE AND CONFIGURATION OF THE PLATFORM, THE EMPLOYEES HAD BEEN PROVIDED WITH SAFETY BELTS AND LANYARDS FOR FALL PROTECTION. EMPLOYEE #1 FAILED TO CONNECT HIS LANYARD, AND WHEN HE STEPPED ON A PLATFORM PLANK THAT HAD BECOME DISPLACED, HE LOST HIS BALANCE AND FELL OVER THE SIDE OF THE PLATFORM. HE WAS KILLED.
Keywords: work rules, construction, plank, unstable surface, fall, elevated work plat, lost balance, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2315489 Fatality Concussion Painters, construction and maintenance

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