Accident Report Detail
Accident: 170826812 - Employee Injured In Fall When Communications Tower Collapses
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|127368389||06/10/1996||1799||Maryland Tower Service, Inc.|
Employee #1 and a coworker were erecting a communications tower, for which Employee #1 had tied temporary guy lines. They were free climbing at a height of approximately 30 ft when, for some reason, the tower fell over. Both workers fell to the ground with the tower. Employee #1 sustained a dislocated right leg, a fractured hip, a dislocated knee, a broken right fibula and tibia, and a left heel fracture. His coworker suffered a broken T12 vertebra, and a fractured left ankle and heel. Both were wearing safety belts and were tied-off when the tower fell over. By the time the inspectors arrived, the temporary guy lines had been removed and placed in the truck.
|1||127368389||Hospitalized injury||Fracture||Construction trades, n.e.c.|