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Accident: 170153472 - Employee Killed In Fall With Bosun'S Chair

Accident: 170153472 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 09/23/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11211273509/27/19907349All Pro Cleaning Company
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on September 23, 1990, Employee #1 was in a boatswain's chair, cleaning the windows of a three-story building. The chair was suspended from a spliced outrigger beam that was supported by two rooftop A-frames on wheels. Employee #1 was using a helper's wheel along the A-frames, traveling parallel to the face of the building, when the inadequately secured outrigger beam separated from the inboard frame. Employee #1, the boatswain's chair, the outrigger beam, and the outboard A-frame fell to the ground. He suffered multiple injuries and was transported to the hospital, where he died.
Keywords: beam, window washer, bosun chair, outrigger, unsecured, work rules, fall, fall protection, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112112735 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers

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