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Accident: 200851525 - Employee Killed In Fall From Bridge Walkway

Accident: 200851525 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 05/02/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30294101805/02/20001622Yonkers Contracting Co., Inc.
Employee #1, a bridge painter, was disconnecting an air hose from a 150 psi line when the safety valve came off. All 150 psi of pressure shot out, pushing him backward through the staggered opening on the side of the walkway. Employee #1 fell approximately 120 ft, landing in the East River. He was killed.
Keywords: air pressure, safety relief valve, construction, air hose, high pressure, fall, bridge, painter
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Maintenance or repair $20,000,000 and over 120 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302941018 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:120
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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