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Accident: 784124 - Employee Killed In Fall From Tower When Overcome By Mibk

Accident: 784124 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 09/22/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10430147809/23/19881721Aaron Tank & Tower Co., Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10201683909/23/19881721Aaron Tank & Tower Co., Inc.
Employee #1 was spray painting the inside of a riser in a water tower with enamel that contained xylene and methyl iso-butyl ketone (MIBK). He fell more than 100 ft and was killed on impact. The medical examiner believes that the employee was unconscious or incapacitated from the xylene when he fell. Employee #1 was not wearing either the available air line respirator or a safety belt or lanyard to tie off to the 5/16 in. safety line in the riser.
Keywords: unconsciousness, water tower, work rules, xylene, construction, fall, fall protection, painter, tie-off, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104301478 Occupation Not Listed
2 102016839 Fatality Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance

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