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Accident: 201855319 - Employee Injured In Fall Inside A Water Tank

Accident: 201855319 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 09/10/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30428838409/13/20011721Tricon Industrial Contractors, Inc.
On September 10, 2001, Employee #1 was working inside a water tank suspended by a boatswain's chair. When the chair failed, he fell approximately 40 ft to the bottom of the tank. Employee #1 was hospitalized with two broken ankles.
Keywords: chain, fracture, bosun chair, fall, fall protection, tank, water tank, ankle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304288384 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:40
Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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