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Accident: 200381051 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Fromtelecommunication Tower

Accident: 200381051 -- Report ID: 0336000 -- Event Date: 09/07/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31187901909/08/20101731Sargent Electric Company
On September 7, 2010, Employee #1 was working on a tower for an antenna change-out/upgrade project. He was wearing a personal fall arrest system (PFAS). His lanyard was connected to a mast on the antenna. The mast served as the anchorage point. The wind caused Employee #1 to fall. The force generated by the fall caused the mast to bend over which allowed the snap-hook to slide off the anchorage point. Employee #1 was injured when he fell approximately 85 ft and landed on an ice breaker platform where his harness became entangled in metal. He was brought to the ground by emergency service personnel. Employee #1 was hospitalized for two weeks for treatment of unspecified internal injuries and fractures.
Keywords: anchor, fracture, ppe, lanyard, fall, fall protection, antenna, tower
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 10 100
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311879019 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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