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Accident: 819136 - Employee Dies In Fall From Top Of A Boat Mast

Accident: 819136 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 10/11/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11005962310/11/19907999Fun In The Sun Yacht Charters Inc.
Employee #1 was installing a running-light fixture to the top of a sailboat mast. The employee was sitting in a bosun chair suspended by the halyard. When he drilled through the mast head, the drill bit cut the halyard in half. The employee and bosun chair fell approximately 40 feet to the boat deck. Employee #1 was killed. He had not been using his safety line, which was attached to the chair.
Keywords: bosun chair, installing, equipment failure, lanyard, fall, fall protection, boat
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110059623 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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