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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200530731 - Three Employees Are Killed In Fall At Tower Site

Accident: 200530731 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 05/31/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31007962906/01/20061799Deters Tower Service, Inc.
On May 31, 2006, Employees #1, #2, and #3, working at a telecommunication tower site, were riding the headache ball assembly, while being hoisted into position. They fell approximately 1,200 feet to the ground and were killed.
Keywords: hoisting mechanism, work rules, construction, hoist, fall, fall protection, transmission tower, headache ball
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 1500 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310079629 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:1200
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall, other
2 310079629 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:1200
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall, other
3 310079629 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:1200
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall, other

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