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Accident: 14535603 - Employee Killed In 197 Ft Fall From Microwave Tower

Accident: 14535603 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 09/21/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10145507909/24/19871623C P National Construction Corporation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10145512909/23/19871623C P National
Employee #1 was placing structural steel at the 197 foot level of a microwave tower under construction. He was straddling a 5 1/2 in. beam when he lost his balance and fell to the ground. He suffered multiple massive body injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Employee #1 was wearing a safety belt and lanyard, but was not tied off to the structural members of the tower.
Keywords: erection process, communication tower, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, lost balance, tie-off, tower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101455079 Occupation Not Listed
2 101455129 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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