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Accident: 201353208 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Billboard Catwalk

Accident: 201353208 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 08/22/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31002746108/22/20061799Barry Bolton Dba Bolton Signs
On August 22, 2006, Employee #1 and a coworker were working from a catwalk to dismantle an aluminum tri-wave sign from a billboard. Both Employee #1 and his coworker were wearing personal fall protection harnesses and lanyards. There was a cable installed near the catwalk on which they were standing for their lanyards to attach. However, Employee #1 did not attach his lanyard to the cable. After removing a number of aluminum pieces from the sign, Employee #1 and his coworker bundled them together so that they could be lowered to the ground with a rope. As they lowered the bundle of aluminum to the ground, Employee #1 slipped and fell about 35 feet to a paved parking lot. He landed head first and was killed.
Keywords: fracture, head, dismantling, ppe, slip, construction, fall, fall protection, advertising sign, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 35 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310027461 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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