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Accident: 200672962 - Employee Killed In Fall From Communications Tower

Accident: 200672962 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 09/28/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30318564909/29/20007379Lineshark Communications
Employee #1, of Lineshark Communications, Inc., climbed a 198 ft tall communications tower to perform maintenance on the company's wireless internet transmitter, located at a height of approximately 70 ft. He was descending to the 40 ft level to rest when he fell to the ground. Employee #1 died as a result of head and chest trauma. He attempted to use a lanyard and belt, but they apparently would not reach around the tower at the height where the antenna was located.
Keywords: head, maintenance, communication tower, lifeline, work rules, safety belt, descending, fall, fall protection, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303185649 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Electrical and electronic technicians

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