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Accident: 606798 - Employee Killed In Fall Into Tank

Accident: 606798 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 06/26/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10127336506/29/19871721Pasco Industrial Coating Company
At 1:30 p.m. on June 26, 1987, Employee #1 was setting up a working surface to prepare to sandblast the top of a 50 ft water tank. Employee #1 and a coworker pulled up a 12 ft long, 2 by 8 plank and the coworker went to the bottom of the tank to rig up a metal pickboard. Employee #1 fell to the bottom of the tank. He died of multiple fractures. Apparently, the steel rods at the top of the tank gave way when Employee #1 attempted to sit on the plank. He had a safety belt on but was not tied off.
Keywords: metal bar, work rules, construction, equipment failure, plank, fall, set up, tank, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101273365 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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