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Accident: 525899 - Employee Killed In Fall From Platform

Accident: 525899 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 02/03/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10954149002/05/19931761Electronic Space Systems Corp.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10954148202/05/19931791Ridge Erection Co., Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10954150802/05/19931541Hughes Information Technology Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10954151602/05/19939711United States Air Force Buckley Ang
A construction crew was dismantling and erecting a radar dome (radome) using a suspended personnel platform. A lattice boom crane was used to suspend the platform on the dome's interior to allow the crew to install new panels that would form a grid of polygons (geodesic dome) to make up the structure. As the crane held the personnel platform in position, the crane boom slipped and lowered the personnel platform abruptly. The crane hoisted the platform down as far as possible and the crew made preparations to rappel with ropes from the platform to the ground. Employee #1 decided to climb off the platform and onto the side of the dome's interior. He slipped and fell to the ground. He died of head injuries.
Keywords: head, platform, dismantling, crane boom, fall, work rules, slip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109541490 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 109541482 Occupation Not Listed
3 109541508 Occupation Not Listed
4 109541516 Occupation Not Listed

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