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Inspection: 107368383 - Steel Life, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Houston North
Report ID: 0626600
Open Date: 04/04/1989
Steel Life, Inc.
Sandoz Plant, West Port Arthur Road Beaumont, TX 77705
Employee #1 had climbed atop a 21-ft-high by 18-ft-wide storage tank to remove scaffolding before the tank was painted. When he dropped a roller from the roof, he was struck on the back by a trailing wire rope and lost his balance. Employee #1 fell, landing face down, and was killed. He was not wearing a safety belt and lanyard, nor had a guardrail or other fall protection been attached to the tank.
guardrail, dismantling, wire rope, work rules, construction, storage tank, fall, fall protection, struck by, lost balance
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