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Accident: 201270154 - Employee Killed In Fall From Top Of Water Tower

Accident: 201270154 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 08/16/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30095689308/20/19961721H & A Industrial Painting, Inc.
Employee #1, age 20, was repainting an approximately 96 ft high water tower. He rode the spider to the top of the water tank to move the rigging. He fell from the top of the tower and was killed. Although the employees had been supplied with, and were required to wear, fall protection in the form of safety belts, Employee #1 was not wearing one at the time of the accident.
Keywords: water tower, work rules, safety belt, construction, fall, fall protection, painter
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300956893 Fatality Other Painters, construction and maintenance

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