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Accident: 200780120 - Three Employees Killed When Crushed By Falling Tower

Accident: 200780120 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 10/12/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11631957510/12/19961799Doty-Moore Tower Services, Inc.
Employees #1 through #3 were installing a gin pole on the side of a 1,500 ft high broadcast tower to help with changing the antenna on top of the tower. For some reason, the gin pole came loose from its rigging and fell. It struck the guy lines that held the tower erect, causing it to collapse. Employees #1 through #3 were crushed and killed.
Keywords: gin pole, communication tower, installing, collapse, unsecured, work rules, construction, crushed, guy, tower
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 150 1500 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 116319575 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons
2 116319575 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause:
3 116319575 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
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