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Accident: 200940054 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Falling Section Of Antenna

Accident: 200940054 -- Report ID: 0625100 -- Event Date: 01/18/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30067480101/19/19991799Precision Communications
Employee #1 and coworkers were assembling the T-bar, or top section, of a 1000 ft antenna on the ground when it was noticed that one section of the T-bar was incorrectly put together. Connecting bolts and structural members were removed to correct the problem. A section of the antenna weighing several thousand pounds fell, trapping and killing Employee #1. It is believed that a gust of wind caused the section to fall.
Keywords: high wind, unsecured, pinned, work rules, construction, crushed, struck by, antenna, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300674801 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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