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Accident: 200600849 - Employee Killed In Fall When Bosun'S Chair Fails

Accident: 200600849 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 05/17/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30341328005/18/20001721National Contracting Company, Llc.
Employee #1 was painting the inside of a 110 ft tall water tank when the rigging holding his powered boatswain's chair came loose. He was wearing a safety belt, but his lifeline broke and he fell to the bottom of the tank. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: rigging, bosun chair, lifeline, unsecured, work rules, construction, equipment failure, fall, painter, water tank
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 110 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303413280 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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