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Accident: 200271427 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Tower

Accident: 200271427 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 06/06/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30856720506/06/20051799Wireless Horizon Inc.
On June 6, 2005, Employee #1 was with a crew dismantling an unused microwave tower. The workers had just "jumped" the gin pole and were preparing to remove a "K" section from the south face of the tower. Employee #1 was climbing the gin pole to attach a sling to the "K" section when the gin pole began sliding down the tower face. It was abruptly stopped by the load line ball, causing Employee #1 to fall approximately 120 feet to the ground. He was killed.
Keywords: gin pole, communication tower, demolition, dismantling, fall, fall protection, tower
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility Demolition $50,000 to $250,000 240 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308567205 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:120
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall, other

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