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Accident: 14517577 - Employee Fell From Elevated Platform

Accident: 14517577 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 03/05/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
118694903/06/19851629Tompkins-Beckwith, Inc. Contractors
THREE EMPLOYEES WERE REMOVING A PLATFORM, LOCATED ADJACENT TO A CHIP STORAGE TANK, WHICH WAS ABOUT 54 FEET ABOVE THE SURFACE. THEIR OXYGEN CYLINDER (FOR THEIR OXYACETYLENE TORCH) NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AFTER THEY HAD COMPLETED CUTTING LOOSE ONE END OF THE PLATFORM. EMPLOYEE #1 STAYED UP ON THE STORAGE TANK TO KEEP OTHER EMPLOYEES OFF THE CUT STEEL WHILE THE OTHER TWO WENT FOR OXYGEN. JUST AS THE OTHER TWO RETURNED, EMPLOYEE #1 YELLED AT OTHER NEARBY EMPLOYEES TO SEND THE ROPE (TAG LINE) OVER TO HIM. HE WALKED OVER TO THE HAND RAIL ON A 2 BY 12 INCH BOARD WHICH WAS LAID OVER THE CUT STEEL. WHEN HE RECEIVED THE TAG LINE, HE TURNED AND STEPPED ONTO THE CUT STEEL. IT GAVE WAY. HE FELL 54 FEET TO THE TOP OF A COVERED CONVEYOR. HE WAS KILLED.
Keywords: platform, collapse, fall, cutting and burning, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1186949 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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