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Accident: 14273486 - Employee Killed When Struck By Gin Pole Derrick

Accident: 14273486 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 09/04/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10275164109/06/19891791Swager Communications
At approximately 2 p.m. on September 4, 1989, Employee #1, an iron worker, was erecting a 195 ft high milloware tower. The top 24 ft section of gin pole derrick being used to erect the tower broke off and fell striking the Employee #1 on the head, killing him.
Keywords: erection process, gin pole, fracture, iron worker, construction, struck by, tower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102751641 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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