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Accident: 121905.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Cell Tower

Accident: 121905.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 11/16/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1446625.01511/16/2019Pegasus Tower Co.
At 4:30 p.m. on November 16, 2019, Employee #1 was working on a communication tower, during a construction project. Employee #1 worked on attaching sections, four and five of the tower, located approximately 80 to 90 feet above ground. While Employee #1 bolted the sections together, on one of the three legs of the tower, he accidentally fell, a distance of 80-90 feet, from the tower to the ground. Employee #1 then sustained numerous fatal injuries and was killed.
Keywords: tower, leg, bolting, construction, fall, falling object, communication tower, bolt
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   300 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1446625.015 43 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Telecomm: Equipment Install/Repair, Not Line Installer

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