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Accident: 14479711 - Employee Falls To Balcony While Rappelling

Accident: 14479711 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 06/30/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11959439806/30/19947349Cliffhanger Service And Company
On June 30, 1994, Employee #1, of Cliffhanger Services Inc., was at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bethesda, MD, rappelling from one balcony to another. While rappelling from the 10th to the 9th floor, he fell approximately 10 ft to a concrete balcony. The employee's "jumar" had not been attached to his safety line, although he had been trained always to do so. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a bruised right arm, a contusion to the head, a bruised lower back, and numbness in both legs.
Keywords: head, work rules, back, fall, rappelling, arm, tie-off, contusion, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119594398 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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