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Accident: 170726962 - Employee'S Back Fractured In Fall With Boatswain'S Chair

Accident: 170726962 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 04/22/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12564780009/03/19977349Bay Area Maintenance
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on April 22, 1997, Employee #1, a window cleaner for Bay Area Maintenance, was working at a site in Hayward, CA, when the boatswain's chair he was using fell four stories to the ground. He suffered a fractured back and was immediately transported to Eden Medical Center. Apparently, the O-ring connection had not been checked, and its failure caused the chair to fall. The employer was cited for a serious, accident-related violation of T8CCR 3286(a)(2) and T8CCR 3286(a)(4).
Keywords: window washer, fracture, rigging, bosun chair, unsecured, work rules, back, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125647800 Hospitalized injury Fracture Vehicle washers and equipment cleaners

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