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Accident: 849398 - Employee Killed In Fall From Roof

Accident: 849398 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 06/26/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10326439606/26/19891741American Tuckpointing & Masonry
On June 24, 1989, Employee #1 was on the roof of a three-story building. He had just erected a two-point suspension scaffold equipped with an independent lifeline. He was climbing from the roof to the scaffold platform, which was about 5 feet below the roof level, when a section of the parapet he was climbing over broke away. Employee #1 fell to the ground level. He died of multiple injuries. Employee #1 failed to tie off before attempting to access the scaffold. He was clutching his safety belt in his hand when he fell.
Keywords: roof, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, tie-off, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103264396 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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