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Accident: 201762564 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Monopole

Accident: 201762564 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 04/10/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30859150204/11/20064813Quality Tower Service Ltd
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on April 10, 2006, Employee #1 was climbing a 185 ft telecommunications tower (Monopole) in preparation for hoisting a series of antennas that were to be installed. A witness stated that Employee #1 was wearing a safety harness and carrying a rope over his shoulder to be used for rigging. When Employee #1 was at a height of approximately 165 ft, the witness heard a noise and saw Employee #1 falling. Employee #1 was killed, when he landed on a platform at the base of the tower.
Keywords: telecom work, rope, safety belt, climbing on column, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308591502 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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