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Accident: 818047 - Employee Killed In Fall From Platform

Accident: 818047 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 03/27/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10282324203/30/19891793United Glazing Technologies Inc.
Employees were removing a swing stage platform when one end of the swing stage became caught on a lightning rod cable. Employee #1 then jumped onto the parapet with a 2 by 4 board and wedged it between the swing stage and parapet. As it gave away, he lost his footing and fell 32 stories to his death.
Keywords: platform, lightning arrester, dismantling, work rules, caught by, unstable surface, fall, fall protection, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102823242 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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