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Accident: 170127708 - Employee Injured In Fall From Communication Tower

Accident: 170127708 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 10/13/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11506480010/13/19931623Communications Services, Inc.
Employee #1 and a coworker were working on a communication tower. The coworker, who was working above Employee #1, came in contact with a guyline that pulled a 12 in. socket wrench from his equipment belt. Employee #1 was struck on the head by the falling wrench and knocked from the tower. He was not wearing a hard hat or safety belt. Employee #1 was hospitalized with head injuries.
Keywords: wrench, head, communication tower, hard hat, work rules, guy, fall, fall protection, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115064800 Hospitalized injury Concussion Construction trades, n.e.c.

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