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Accident: 200621423 - Employee Killed In Fall From Man Lift

Accident: 200621423 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 03/16/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30400568903/17/20011721Ethridge Enterprises Inc
On March 16, 2001, Employee #1 and a coworker were doing abrasive blasting from separate man lifts inside a hydro-pillar water tank. Suddenly, the coworker heard a sound. He yelled for Employee #1 and got no response. The coworker shone his light and saw Employee #1 on the floor of the tank. Employee #1 fell approximately 25 ft when the weld on the anchor pad-eye that the scaffolding was connected to gave, jerking the man lift. Employee #1 was apparently not tied off to the safety line.
Keywords: anchor, lifeline, abrasive blasting, construction, fall, tank, tie-off, water tank, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 150 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304005689 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:50
Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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