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Accident: 200002160 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Tower

Accident: 200002160 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 03/14/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30970401303/14/20061731Interstate Tower Inc.
On March 14, 2006, Employee #1 was upgrading antennas on a communications tower 150 ft high. Employee #1 fell to the ground and was killed.
Keywords: communication tower, telecom work, construction, fall, fall protection, antenna, communication worker
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 300 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309704013 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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