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Accident: 200083947 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Eight-Story Building

Accident: 200083947 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 05/12/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31440527505/12/20117349Dba / Jose Rivera
On May 12, 2011, Employee #1 was assigned as a member of a window washing crew to service a high-rise building that measured eight-stories high. Employee # 1 and several coworkers worked the entire day to complete the task of washing the building's windows. Since the building was located an approximate 2.5 hours from their home/business, the crew decided to lower the equipment to the ground from the roof top in attempt to save time. After reaching the roof, Employee #1 gathered the window washing equipment and placed it into a 15-gallon plastic bucket. He then tied a rope to the bucket and climbed on top of the building's 57-inch parapet wall in order to lower the bucket to the ground, where his coworkers could retrieve it. As Employee #1 lowered the equipment, he fell and was killed.
Keywords: window washer, fracture, building, manual mat handling, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314405275 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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