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Accident: 200850055 - One Employee Killed, Two Injured By Falling Debris

Accident: 200850055 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 08/05/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30061274408/06/19967349Supreme Building Maintenance Corp.
Employee #1 was on the ground, and Employees #2 and #3 were on a window-washing scaffold, when bricks and other debris fell from the parapet on the twenty-first floor of the building. Employee #1 was struck and killed by the falling debris; Employees #2 and #3 sustained injuries, for which Employee #3 was hospitalized. The parapet from which the scaffold was suspended failed because its secondary tie back wire rope was installed at an incorrect angle, and because the dimension of the overhang was excessive for the parapet clamp.
Keywords: window washer, wire rope, unsecured, work rules, cleaning, equipment failure, two pt susp scaffold, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300612744 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction
2 300612744 Non Hospitalized injury Other Painters, construction and maintenance
3 300612744 Hospitalized injury Other Painters, construction and maintenance

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