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Accident: 200602076 - Two Killed And One Employee Injured From Fall

Accident: 200602076 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 05/22/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30439043805/22/20021799The Waylon Group Ltd Dba Texcom Services
On May 22, 2002, three employees were being lowered, by a hoisting apparatus, from a tower that was approximately 200-feet tall. The hoisting apparatus consisted of a rope and cathead device. The rope slipped and all three men fell to the ground. Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital through helicopter and was determined to be in critical condition, while Employees #2 and #3 were pronounced dead, having suffered multiple and fatal fractures.
Keywords: fracture, hoisting mechanism, descending, equipment failure, cathead, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, tower, untrained
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 30 300 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304390438 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:200
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)
2 304390438 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:200
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)
3 304390438 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:200
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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