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Accident: 200262525 - Employee Killed In Fall From Tower

Accident: 200262525 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 11/04/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30828665712/02/20041799Ozcomm Inc.
Employee #1 was working alone installing an antenna on a communication tower at a height of approximately 70 ft to 75 feet. Employee #1 had put in three screws to mount the antenna and was drilling for the fourth screw. Employee #1 had a rope attached to the antenna (probably to pull or carry the antenna up to the mounting point). Apparently, Employee #1 fell, breaking part of the antenna off as he fell while leaving the base still screwed into the tower with the three screws. Employee #1 was wearing a safety harness and lanyard that apparently had not been attached to the tower. Employee #1 was found deceased at the base of the tower the morning after he has observed on the tower in the previous evening.
Keywords: communication cable, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition Under $50,000 70 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308286657 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:70
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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