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Accident: 142409.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Cell Tower

Accident: 142409.015 -- Report ID: 1055310 -- Event Date: 12/04/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1567510.01512/05/2021Wa317966668 - Qualtek Wireless Llc
At 1:30 p.m. on December 4, 2021, an employee was ascending a 150 foot cellular monopole tower structure to begin work when he slipped and fell from approximate ly 140 feet to the ground. The employee was wearing provided fall protection whi ch he had clipped in to an engineered sternal cable grab system. Whether the emp loyee was confirmed to have been properly tied off to the monopole's safety clim b system or whether there was an equipment or system malfunction was not indicat ed in the narrative, but there may have been a malfunction in some part of the s ystem.
Keywords: ascending, blunt force, blunt force trauma, climbing, climbing line, communication tower, fall, fall from elevation, fall protection, fracture, harness, head, lost control, malfunction, safety device, slip, tie-off, t
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1567510.015 24 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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