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Accident: 743781 - Employee Falls From Boatswain Chair While Washing Windows

Accident: 743781 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 09/03/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10389487909/04/19917349Unicco Service Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10381407509/04/19917349Hawaiian Building Maintenance Co Ltd
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on September 3, 1991, Employee #1, was cleaning third-floor windows while seated in a boatswain chair that was suspended by a Sky Genie descent control device. He fell approximately 30 feet, landed on the awning above the ground floor window, and then fell off the awning to the street, coming to rest on his window washing bucket. Employee #1 was hospitalized and was treated for neck and brain injuries.
Keywords: window washer, head, bosun chair, cleaning, fall, neck, concussion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103894879 Hospitalized injury Concussion Janitors and cleaners
2 103814075 Occupation Not Listed

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