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Accident: 14566392 - Fall From Suspended Boatswains Chair

Accident: 14566392 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 09/05/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1460121509/05/19857349Mockingbird Inc Dba Professional Sky Climbing Serv
TWO EMPLOYEES WHO WERE WASHING WINDOWS ATTEMPTED TO PLACE OR PUSH A SUSPENSION DEVICE (A WHEELED DOLLY) INTO A TRIANGULAR SHAPED CORNER OF THE ROOF. THIS WAS TO ALLOW THE WINDOW WASHER (IN THE CHAIR) TO REACH ADDITIONAL WINDOWS. DUE TO THE UNUSUAL CONFIGURATION OF THE TRIANGULAR WALLS, AND THE EXTREME DOWNWARD PRESSURE OF WEIGHT ON THE MAIN SUPPORT BEAM OF THE SUSPENSION RIG, THE ENTIRE MECHANISM FELL OFF THE ROOF, A DISTANCE OF 60 FEET OR MORE. THE EMPLOYEE STANDING ON THE ROOF WAS KNOCKED OR DRAGGED OFF THE ROOF BY THE FALLING EQUIPMENT. THE EMPLOYEE THAT WAS IN THE BOATSWAINS CHAIR FELL 40 TO 50 FEET, RECIEVING INJURIES REQUIRING HOSPITLIZATION. THE EMPLOYEE THAT FELL OFF THE ROOF WAS KILLED.
Keywords: anchor, window washer, bosun chair, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14601215 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 14601215 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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