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Accident: 200626984 - Two Workers Fall From Scaffold And One Dies

Accident: 200626984 -- Report ID: 0454713 -- Event Date: 07/23/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31727658207/29/20131721Preferred Sandblasting & Painting Llc
On July 23, 2013, Employees #1 and #2, of Preferred Sandblasting & Painting LLC, were painting the exterior of a water tower. They were working from a suspension scaffold 30 feet above ground along the side of the tower. The employees were not using personal fall arrest devices while on the scaffolding. The cable on one side of the scaffolding pulled free, and that side of the scaffolding fell. Both employees fell to the ground and were injured. Employee #1 died on September 8, 2013, from a head fracture he received in the fall.
Keywords: fracture, head, water tower, wire rope, collapse, construction, fall, fall protection, painter, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Maintenance or repair $500,000 to $1,000,000 3 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317276582 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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