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Accident: 674341 - Employee Dies In Fall

Accident: 674341 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 04/22/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11103426004/22/19911796Scott & Associates Crane & Rigging Inc.
Employee #1 was installing a cooler on a 40 ft high cooling tower. He was removing the safety rigging and equipment jacks and shimming up the cooler unit when he lost his balance and fell to the ground. Employee #1 died of multiple (head) injuries. He had, but was not wearing, a safety belt and lifeline; the openings for the cooler units were not covered or guarded; and the platform was without a guardrail.
Keywords: head, installing, cooling tower, work rules, construction, climbing on column, fall, fall protection, lost balance, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111034260 Fatality Other Structural metal workers

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