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Accident: 202317434 - Employee Killed In Fall From Tower

Accident: 202317434 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 10/02/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30470895110/03/20011791H & H Tower Services Company
Employee #1 and other employees were upgrading the antenna system on a 300-foot tower used by Cingular for cell phone service. There were three whip-type antennas on top of the tower that were being replaced by 12 new directional antennas. After the new antennas were installed, a "gin pole" (a 48-foot long section) was being lowered to the ground in the center of the tower. Employee #1 and another employee were riding on the "gin pole" (one at the top and one at the bottom). While the "gin pole" was being lowered to the ground, Employee #1, riding on the bottom, fell about 40 feet to the ground and was killed.
Keywords: gin pole, fall, fall protection, antenna, tower
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 300 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304708951 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:40
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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