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Accident: 202471819 - Painter Killled In 40-Foot Fall From Wind Machine

Accident: 202471819 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 09/17/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31666783109/17/20127699Coast Frost Protection, Inc.
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on September 17, 2012, Employee #1, a 39-year-old male mechanic helper with Coast Frost Protection, Inc., was assigned by his supervisor to paint a forty-foot wind machine on this ranch. Employee #1 was working alone. No contact was made with Employee #1 until about 5:30 p.m. when the supervisor made several attempts to contact him on his cell phone. The supervisor drove to the ranch where he found Employee #1 lying on the ground next to a five hundred gallon propane tank approximately ten-feet away from the wind machine. Employee #1 was wearing a safety belt and had a short lanyard attached to the left side. The supervisor summoned Emergency Medical Services and Ventura County Fire pronounced Employee #1 dead on the scene at 6:27 p.m. Interviews were conducted of the supervisor and coworkers. The employer, Coast Frost Protection Inc. was engaged in sales, installation, maintenance and repair of wind machines used in agricultural fields to prevent frost on crops. At the time of the incident Coast Frost Protection Inc. employed a total of eleven employees between their Santa Maria and Somis locations. Coast Frost Protection Inc. had been hired by Rancho Simpatica in Fillmore to paint eight wind machines at the Ranch.
Keywords: ppe, paint, fall, painter
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316667831 Fatality Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance

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