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Accident: 200330918 - Employee Killed In Fall From Broadcast Tower

Accident: 200330918 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 04/02/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30420339104/03/20021623Tim'S Tower Service, Inc.
Employee #1 was working on a project that consisted of structurally upgrading an 1199-ft broadcasting tower. Employee #1 and a coworker were working on the tower. The anchorage point where Employee #1 was tied off released and Employee #1 fell approximately 75 ft. First aid and basic life support was administered by coworkers, but Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the accident scene.
Keywords: anchor, communication tower, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, tie-off, tower
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 1199 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304203391 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:75
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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