On June 23, 1998, a male 29-year-old tower painter (the victim) died and his 16-211u001eyear-old male co-worker was seriously injured when they fell 900 feet while in a 211u001eman basket, striking the base of a guy wire anchor. On July 9, 1998, officials of 211u001ethe South Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration (SCOSHA) 211u001enotified the Division of Safety Research of this incident, and requested 211u001etechnical assistance. On September 23-24, 1998, a DSR occupational safety and 211u001ehealth specialist conducted an investigation of the incident. The incident was 211u001ereviewed with the SCOSHA compliance officer assigned to the case, the company 211u001eowner, the owner of the crane service inspecting the hoist's gear box, and the 211u001ecounty sheriff and coroner offices. The site was visited and photographed during 211u001ethe investigation.
National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV. Div. of Safety211 Research.;