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Accident: 868802 - Employee Dies After Falling From Elevated Work Platform

Accident: 868802 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 12/04/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10882454112/04/19921721B & P Industrial, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10882395612/04/19924941Ohio Water Service Co.
On December 4, 1992, Employee #1, a supervisor for B & P Industrial, Inc., was on an elevated work platform (pic) in Mentor, OH, sandblasting in a large water storage tank. The platform was without guardrails and Employee #1 was not using any other form of fall protection. A mechanical failure in a come-along that was keeping a guide wire taut allowed the pic to shift, throwing Employee #1 off. He fell approximately 100 ft and was killed.
Keywords: work rules, elevated work plat, sandblasting, water tank, guardrail, construction, unstable surface, fall, fall protection, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108824541 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
2 108823956 Occupation Not Listed

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