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Accident: 14517924 - Fell To The Bottom Of A Vent Duct

Accident: 14517924 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 03/27/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10034061103/29/19861629Daniel International
THREE EMPLOYEES WERE PATCHING HOLES INSIDE A 15 FOOT DIAMETER FLUE GAS DUCT. EMPLOYEE #1 LEFT THE ASSIGNED WORK AREA AND MOVED ABOUT 100 FEET TO THE OTHER END OF THE DUCT. THE DUCT MADE A 90 DEGREE TURN TOWARD THE GROUND THERE. HE WENT OVER OR THROUGH A GUARD RAIL AND FELL ABOUT 95 FEET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE DUCT. HE SUSTAINED MULTIPLE INJURIES AND WAS KILLED. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING WITH EMPLOYEES #2 AND #3. HE HAD NOT BEEN INSTRUCTED TO MOVE DOWN THE DUCT. SAFETY BELTS WERE AVAILABLE IN THE DUCT, BUT NOT USED BY EMPLOYEE #1.
Keywords: duct, guardrail, repair, work rules, safety belt, construction, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100340611 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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