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Accident: 170582043 - Employees Injured When Radio Tower Collapsed

Accident: 170582043 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 06/06/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10701529906/07/19941623Webb Tower Service
Two employees were lowering a gin pole that was mounted to a 107-meter-tall radio tower. A cable unhooked, allowing the pole to fall and sever two holding straps that secured a coaxial cable to the tower. The coaxial cable struck guys as it fell, causing the radio tower to collapse. Employee #1 was hospitalized with serious injuries; Employee #2 was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Keywords: communication tower, telecom work, collapse, broken cable, equipment failure, guy
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107015299 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
2 107015299 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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