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Accident: 125892059 - Employee Killed In Fall From Communications Tower

Accident: 125892059 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 01/29/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12589205901/30/19981731Metawave Communications Corp
At approximately 2:04 p.m. on January 29, 1998, Employee #1, a telecommunications worker, was installing an attachment to a 150 ft tall telecommunications tower for the addition of an antenna receptacle. He became detached from the hoisting rope and fell approximately 60 ft. Employee #1 was killed. First aid and CPR were performed at the scene, but without success.
Keywords: communication tower, installing, telecom work, unsecured, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, hoistline
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition Under $50,000 150 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125892059 Fatality Concussion Telephone installers and repairers FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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