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Accident: 201273000 - Two Communications Workers Killed In Tower Collapse

Accident: 201273000 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 07/22/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31455700007/22/20103663Mccord Communication Service, Inc
Two employees of a company that constructed and maintained broadcasting and wireless communications towers had completed needed repairs to a three hundred foot-tall Rohn 45G tower. They were descending the tower while tying coaxial cable to the tower and were about fifty to sixty feet above the ground. A driver for a crane and rigging subcontractor was backing a boom truck without a ground guide or spotter, when he backed into the guy-wires of the tower, causing the tower to collapse. One employee died at the scene, and the other employee was transported to the University of Alabama, Birmingham, where he died later that evening.
Keywords: rigging, telecom work, collapse, guy, fall, antenna, falling object, tower, backing up, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314557000 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 314557000 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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