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Accident: 202343778 - Employee Killed In Fall From Cooling Tower

Accident: 202343778 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 05/26/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30528099205/26/20023585Ceramic Cooling Tower Corporation
On May 26, 2002, Employee #1, a foreman, was installing trim around the lower part of a walkway which surrounded a cooling tower, 60 ft above ground. He was wearing a full body harness with a single lanyard, and was about to tie off. He slipped on a piled extension cord, slid approximately 35 ft to the edge of the decking, fell 47.5 ft to the compacted soil below, and was killed.
Keywords: cooling tower, slip, lanyard, fall, fall protection, tie-off, tower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305280992 Fatality Other Supervisors; carpenters and related workers

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