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Accident: 593798 - Employee Killed In Fall From Genie Chair

Accident: 593798 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 08/31/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1812975909/01/19941721A-Way Tank Services, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10267937009/19/19941721A-Way Tank Services, Inc.
Employee #1 was painting the inside of a water tank. He was sitting in a Genie chair that was being held up by two sets of 5/8 in. rope falls, one on each end of the chair. The line either slipped out of Employee #1's hands as he raised or lowered the chair, or the knot came untied. The Genie chair fell, dumping him out along side of the bowl, down through the combing to the start of the riser. He was caught by a cable stretched across the riser and the 8 in. city water supply pipe, which runs up the riser. Employee #1 sustained a concussion and was killed.
Keywords: bosun chair, wire rope, rope, unsecured, work rules, caught by, construction, fall, concussion, water tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18129759 Fatality Concussion Painters, construction and maintenance
2 102679370 Occupation Not Listed

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