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Accident: 201281722 - Employee Killed In Fall With Communication Tower

Accident: 201281722 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 04/07/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30622003904/26/20041623Blackman Services
On April 7, 2004, Employee #1, who worked for a cell tower service company, was dismantling an amateur radio tower. He was lowering the last 50 ft long section of tower to the ground when a temporary guy rope failed, causing the tower to fall. Employee #1 was tied off to the tower and fell with it to the ground. He was killed.
Keywords: communication tower, dismantling, telecom work, construction, equipment failure, guy, fall, tower, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Demolition Under $50,000 2 50 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306220039 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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