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Accident: 200380541 - Employee Dies After Fall Into Boiler Cyclone

Accident: 200380541 -- Report ID: 0336000 -- Event Date: 06/12/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11317408006/15/20041799Patent Construction Systems
Employee #1 and two coworkers were removing a section of scaffold in the cross-over area between a boiler and its cyclone. One coworker was standing on the existing scaffold inside the boiler and another coworker was standing in the cross-over closest to the boiler scaffold. Employee #1 was next to the unprotected opening of the cyclone. As the employees were dismantling the scaffold section, Employee #1 stepped into the unguarded cyclone and fell approximately 64 feet. He was hospitalized and died 2 days later.
Keywords: dismantling, guard, boiler, fall, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 12 64 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 113174080 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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