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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 80511.015 - Telecommunication Tower Worker Is Crushed

Accident: 80511.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 10/21/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1101175.01510/22/2015Consolidated Engineering, Inc.

At 6:15 p.m. on October 21, 2015, a worker was inspecting a telecommunication to wer, which he accessed through the tower's elevator. The worker exited the eleva tor and tied off to the tower for the inspection with no incident. However, aft er the worker completed his inspection, he boarded the elevator without unhookin g his lanyard from the tower. As the elevator began to descend, the attached lan yard pulled the worker out of the elevator, resulting in him being crushed betwe en the elevator and tower. The worker died as a result of injury to his head, ne ck, and upper torso.

Keywords: caught between, caught by, communication tower, crushed, elevator

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1101175.015 64 M Fatality Telecomm: Equipment Install/Repair, Not Line Installer

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