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Accident: 201343431 - Employee Killed In Fall When Hoist Line Breaks

Accident: 201343431 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 09/29/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30617093709/30/20031721Water Tower Maintenance, Inc.
On September 29, 2003, Employee #1 was making final preparations for painting the inside a city water tower when his hoisting line broke and he fell approximately 80 ft. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: maintenance, water tower, construction, equipment failure, fall, tower, hoistline
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 150 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306170937 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause: Fall, other

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