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Accident: 201281821 - Employee Killed By Fall

Accident: 201281821 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 09/04/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30783477009/13/20041541Fasco, Inc
Employee #1 was on a bosun chair at the Purina Mills Facility in Gainesville, GA cutting bolts to remove a section of an elevator leg. The bosun chair was supported by a block and tackle with a .75-in. rope. As he moved from one section of the leg to another, the rope broke, and Employee #1 fell approximately 45 ft onto a metal roof. He was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment. Employee #1 died of his injuries.
Keywords: single-pt susp scaff, fracture, bosun chair, rope, construction, fall, contusion, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 5 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307834770 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:5
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Fall, other

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