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Accident: 170228886 - Employee Dies In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 170228886 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 07/12/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11090446307/12/19907349Complete Window Cleaning Company
Employee #1 and a coworker, of Complete Window Cleaning Co., were using a borrowed swinging scaffold mobile unit to clean walls. They placed a lockout beam with 150 pounds of weight serving as a counterweight on the staging. The staging was shackled to the other end of the lockout beam. The employees were not wearing safety belts and lifelines and the lockout beam was not tied back to the building or a solid structure. Something moved above and the scaffold fell four floors. Employee #1, found in the spider staging unit, died. The employer was cited for a serious violation.
Keywords: lifeline, mobile scaffold, work rules, cleaning, safety belt, fall, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110904463 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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