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Accident: 14511786 - Window Washer Fell From Roof To Building Terrace

Accident: 14511786 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 08/18/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10361121608/19/19867349River City Building Service
EMPLOYEE #1 AND TWO OTHER EMPLOYEES WERE WASHING WINDOWS ON A 20 STORY OFFICE BUILDING. THEY WERE USING SKY GENIE DESCENT EQUIPMENT SIMILAR TO A BOATSWAIN'S CHAIR. EMPLOYEE #1 STARTED OVER THE EDGE OF THE ROOF WITHOUT CHECKING THE WORKING LINE, WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE UNTIED OR NOT TIED SECURELY. EMPLOYEE #1 FELL APPROXIMATELY 90 FEET TO A TERRACE ON THE 15TH FLOOR. A SAFETY LINE WAS ATTACHED TO THE ROOF, BUT EMPLOYEE #1 HAD NOT ATTACHED HIS SAFETY BELT TO THE LINE.
Keywords: window washer, bosun chair, safety belt, fall, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103611216 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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