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Accident: 567669 - One Employee Killed, One Injured, In Fall From Hoist

Accident: 567669 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 06/18/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12337833306/20/19951799Clark Communications, Inc.
Employee #1 was one of two workers being elevated by a truck with two pulleys. When they were about 30 to 35 ft above the ground, the line parted and both workers fell. Employee #1 struck the building eaves and the other worker fell to the ground. Employee #1 was killed, with head and neck injuries and a possible carotid artery rupture. The coworker sustained a knee injury. The rope used to hoist the workers and the fall protection were inadequate. The hoist was not rated for personnel when used at other locations.
Keywords: head, rope, work rules, construction, equipment failure, hoist, fall, fall protection, artery, hoistline
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123378333 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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