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Accident: 170366348 - Employee Injured In Fall From Tower

Accident: 170366348 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 03/17/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
Employee #1 was connected to a steel cable on a wench and was being raised up a tower. At approximately the 140-foot level, a pulley broke creating slack in the cable and causing the employee to fall approximately 75 feet. He hit the frame of the tower resulting in a head injury.
Keywords: head, construction, steel erection, fall, pulley, tower, hoistline
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 300
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305008880 Hospitalized injury Concussion Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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