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Inspection: 102679370 - A-Way Tank Services, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Jackson
Report ID: 0419400
Open Date: 09/19/1994
A-Way Tank Services, Inc.
Highway 43 North, Industrial Park Kosciusko, MS 39090
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1721/Painting and Paper Hanging
Mailing: 2944 Crater Lake Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70814
Employee #1 was painting the inside of a water tank. He was sitting in a Genie chair that was being held up by two sets of 5/8 in. rope falls, one on each end of the chair. The line either slipped out of Employee #1's hands as he raised or lowered the chair, or the knot came untied. The Genie chair fell, dumping him out along side of the bowl, down through the combing to the start of the riser. He was caught by a cable stretched across the riser and the 8 in. city water supply pipe, which runs up the riser. Employee #1 sustained a concussion and was killed.
bosun chair, wire rope, rope, unsecured, work rules, caught by, construction, fall, concussion, water tank
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