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Accident: 101502.015 - Employee Falls From Cell Tower During Antenna Installation A

Accident: 101502.015 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 12/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1282145.01512/11/2017Worldwide Communications Consultants Inc.
At 3:10 p.m. on December 9, 2017, an employee was installing several horizontal members on a 420 foot cell tower in order to install an additional antenna array that was to be located between 322 and 342 feet above ground. The employee was using a gas generator to power a drill that he was using to bold the horizontal members when the generator ran out of gas. The employee re-positioned himself to lower the generator for it to be refueled when his hook came off of an unbolt ed member. The employee fell from the tower and hit several guy wires before la nding on the ground. The employee suffered head trauma and broke both legs. The employee was killed.
Keywords: antenna, fall, head, ppe, tower
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Other   320 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1282145.015 39 M Fatality FallDist: 320
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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