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Accident: 200370211 - One Employee Killed, One Injured When Drum Hoist Fails

Accident: 200370211 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 06/23/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30176948506/25/19981721Shane Davis & Associates
Employees #1 and #2 were being lowered in a personnel basket that was attached to a drum hoist and supported on the guys of a 2,000-ft-tall television tower. The intended procedure was for the basket to be lowered and then hoisted back up the 45-degree guys, with the employees painting the guys while ascending. The platform basket had descended between 150 and 200 ft from the tower when the drum hoist gear mechanism failed and the basket went into a free fall down the guy until it struck the ground. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2, age 16, sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: drum hoist, maintenance, communication tower, hoisting mechanism, construction, descending, equipment failure, hoist, guy, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301769485 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:2000
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)
2 301769485 Fatality Other Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:2000
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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