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Accident: 14423131 - Employee Dies In Fall Of Lead Tower

Accident: 14423131 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 12/15/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10316318412/16/19931542Borton, Inc.
Employee #1 had climbed to the top of a 60 ft lead tower to remove the crane hook from the top of the lead after removing the crane hook from the gear box. Employee #1 removed the hook. The tower began to lean slowly. The 16 in. diameter auger that had been drilled 32 ft into the ground broke at ground level. The tower fell to the ground with the employee. Employee #1 sustained head injuries as well as chest injuries, and died.
Keywords: chest, head, crane hook, work rules, construction, auger, fall, tower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103163184 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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