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Accident: 201407145 - Fall Protection Anchorage Point Fails And Employee Is Killed

Accident: 201407145 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 05/05/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12705771905/05/20041721Morris Painting
On May 5, 2004, an employee fell from a communication tower after attaching fall protection to a faulty anchorage point. He fell approximately 18 feet and was killed.
Keywords: anchor, maintenance, communication tower, construction, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, tie-off, tower
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 90 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127057719 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:90
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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