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Accident: 202013041 - Fall From Elevation

Accident: 202013041 -- Report ID: 0216000 -- Event Date: 01/17/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11060695101/21/19977363Comforce Telecom Inc
An employee was installing two nuts onto two bolts on the bottom of an antenna mounted on the roof of a building. The employee was wearing a harness (Petzl Model No. 962548 2) with a rope grab. A 16-millimeter-diameter life line had been installed; however, the rope grab was not attached to the lifeline. The employee was either leaning over the 760-millimeter-high parapet or sitting astraddle it. He fell 16.5 meters to the ground. The employee died of his injuries.
Keywords: roof, lifeline, telecom work, fall, fall protection, antenna, untrained, communication worker
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110606951 Fatality Other Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

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