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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200850147 - Employee Killed In Fall From Billboard Platform

Accident: 200850147 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 02/28/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10991949803/07/19967389Ace Sign And Rigging Corp.
At 12:50 p.m. on February 28, 1995, Employee #1, a sign hanger for Ace Sign and Rigging Corporation since November 14, 1994, was working on the main platform of a billboard in Brooklyn, New York. He was folding out a billboard stretch face covering when he misjudged the distance and walked backward off the platform, falling 65 ft to the ground. Employee #1 was killed. The platform had no guardrail, and Employee #1 did not have his safety lanyard hooked up to a safety cable. The employer was cited for failure to have railings on the platform, and failure to train workers and ensure they used personal fall protection equipment, such as a safety harness.
Keywords: guardrail, work rules, safety belt, fall, walking backward, advertising sign, elevated work plat, tie-off, untrained, work platform
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109919498 Fatality Fracture Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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