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Accident: 200374254 - Employee Killed In Fall From Communications Tower

Accident: 200374254 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 06/30/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31096947207/02/20071799Snelling Communications, Inc.
On June 30, 2007, Employee #1 was raising a mount for antennas on a cellular phone tower. He was using a come-along attached to a step bolt above the mount when the step bolt broke and the winch dropped several feet. This caused Employee #1 to lose his balance. He fell approximately 170 ft to the ground and was killed. It was later determined that Employee #1 was not tied off.
Keywords: communication tower, work rules, construction, equipment failure, bolt, fall, tie-off, winch, communication worker
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition Under $50,000 180 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310969472 Fatality Concussion Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:180
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Landing Materials (Hoi
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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