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Accident: 978692 - Employee Killed In Fall From 100 Ft Water Tower

Accident: 978692 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 01/22/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10817928401/23/19901795Hook Crane Service Inc
Employee #1 was working on top of a 100 ft water tower that was being demolished. He tied himself to an 11 ft metal ladder that was designed to move around the dome structure. When Employee #1 was making a cut in the dome to remove it, he also cut the ladder in the only two places it was fastened. When the cut was made, he and the ladder fell to the ground. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: water tower, demolition, work rules, construction, laceration, fall, tie-off, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108179284 Fatality Other Structural metal workers

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