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Accident: 200100147 - Employee Killed In Fall When Suspended Scaffold Fails

Accident: 200100147 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 06/24/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30010789306/24/19977349Iss International Service System Inc.
Employee #1 and a coworker were using a two-point suspension scaffold supported by aluminum davits to wash windows on a high-rise building. They had just completed a drop and were ascending to the porch on the thirty-eighth floor. They were nearly there when the left side of the scaffold dropped. Employee #1 fell and was killed. The workers were supplied with independent lifelines and both were wearing full body harnesses with lanyards, but Employee #1 was not attached to his lifeline.
Keywords: window washer, lifeline, unsecured, work rules, equipment failure, two pt susp scaffold, fall, elevated work plat, tie-off, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300107893 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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