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Accident: 14444863 - Employee Dies In Fall From Boatswain Chair

Accident: 14444863 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 10/25/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12545979210/26/19941741Gerard Chimney Company
Employee #1, who was positioned in a boatswain chair, was preparing to enter a more than 200 ft chimney to insulate its open air parts. The boatswain chair became dislodged from the rigging and the employee fell approximately 75 ft before being caught by his descending device. When he stopped falling, the safety belt that he was wearing caught his torso and separated his spinal cord. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: bosun chair, safety belt, construction, equipment failure, fall, chimney
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125459792 Fatality Other Insulation Workers

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