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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200850121 - Employee Killed In Fall From Billboard Platform

Accident: 200850121 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 07/01/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10290708607/09/19967312Van Wagner Outdoor Advertising
At 1:30 p.m. on July 1, 1996, Employee #1, a billboard sign and poster painter, and a coworker were working on a billboard. Employee #1 had just finished pasting a portion of the sign and was on the main platform of the structure when he fell 26 ft onto the flat roof of a building. He was killed. The main platform of the billboard did not have railings. Employee #1 had on a safety harness and there was a horizontal safety wire strung along the main platform but he was not tied off to it. The employer was cited for failure to provide railings and failure to ensure workers used personal fall protection equipment.
Keywords: guardrail, work rules, fall, fall protection, advertising sign, elevated work plat, painter, tie-off, work platform
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102907086 Fatality Fracture Supervisors; painters, paperhangers and plasterers

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