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Accident: 200354363 - Employee Killed In Fall From Communication Tower

Accident: 200354363 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 02/25/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30854928602/25/20051623Excel Tower Services, Inc.
Two employees were replacing nine antenna panels and conducting a sweep test on a communication tower. While he was working on the tower, one of the two employees fell to a lower level. He died of injuries sustained in the fall.
Keywords: communication tower, telecom work, fall, fall protection, antenna, communication worker
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 152 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308549286 Fatality Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:142
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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