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Accident: 840736 - Employee Killed By Falling Beam While Hanging From Lifeline

Accident: 840736 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 10/19/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10963092110/19/19907349National Cleaning
Employee #1 was window washing from a Sky Genie bosun chair that was improperly rigged. The rope suspending the unit was attached to a steel beam (W8 by 28) that was 12 in. long. This beam was not secured properly as the bolt securing it did not have a nut. When the beam broke loose from its bolt, Employee #1, who was tied off by an independent lifeline, hung suspended from only his safety lifeline when the beam fell and struck him in the head. Employee #1 died from cranial cerebral injury.
Keywords: window washer, head, steel beam, bosun chair, unsecured, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109630921 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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