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Inspection: 117942763 - City Window Cleaning
Inspection Information - Office: District Of Columbia
Report ID: 0316120
Open Date: 03/28/1995
City Window Cleaning
451 7th Street, S.W., Hud Bldg. Washington, DC 20001
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7349/Building Cleaning and Maintenance Services, Not Elsewhere
Employee'S Foot Injured In 60 Ft Fall From Bosun Chair
Employee #1 was cleaning windows from a boatswain's chair suspended by a two part line hooked into a Sky Genie. The lifeline was attached to a common anchorage, which in this case was a perimeter cable. The quarter inch cable was spliced in a poor manner that allowed the ends to pull out under load and cause a failure in the anchorage. Employee #1 fell approximately five stories (60 ft) and struck his right foot on a ledge, severely injuring it. He was transported to a nearby medical center and was treated and released.
window washer, bosun chair, inadequate maint, unsecured, work rules, fall, elevated work plat, foot
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