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Accident: 14396998 - Construction Employee Killed In Fall From Transmission Tower

Accident: 14396998 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 11/03/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10233862111/05/19871623Continental Tower Co.
AT APPROXIMATELY 5:30 PM ON NOVEMBER 3, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 AND ANOTHER EMPLOYEE WERE WORKING ON LIGHTS INSTALLED AT THE 290 FOOT LEVEL OF A TELEVISION TRANSMITTER TOWER. BOTH EMPLOYEES WERE WEARING SAFETY BELTS. HOWEVER, WHEN EMPLOYEE #1 UNHOOKED HIS BELT TO MOVE TO ANOTHER AREA, HE FORGOT TO REHOOK IT BEFORE HE BEGAN WORKING. HE LEANED BACK AND FELL 290 FEET TO THE GROUND. HE DIED AT THE SCENE OF NUMEROUS INTERNAL INJURIES.
Keywords: communication tower, work rules, safety belt, construction, fall, tie-off, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102338621 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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