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Accident: 14538508 - Employee Injured In Fall When Bosun'S Chair Rope Breaks

Accident: 14538508 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 07/17/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1480032007/24/19841721Gary Harmon
On July 17, 1984, Employee #1, a laborer, was working from a boatswain's chair, scraping and painting the riser pipe on the Fancy Farm water tower. The tackle rope for the boatswain's chair broke and he fell approximately 30 ft to the ground. Employee #1 suffered a concussion and fractured collarbone, pelvis, and ribs. He had not been provided a safety belt and lifeline.
Keywords: fracture, bosun chair, water tower, lifeline, rope, work rules, construction, equipment failure, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14800320 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance

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