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Accident: 202327748 - Employee Killed In Fall

Accident: 202327748 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 04/25/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30522436204/25/20021799Apex Tower, Inc.
Employee #1 was fatally injured after falling 130 ft during construction of a telecommunication tower. The employees were troubleshooting to determine why the strobe warning lights were not working properly. After being hoisted into position Employee #1 was communicating with the electricians on the ground to determine what was wrong with the lights by calling the color of the conductors and checking how they were connected. Power was not on at the time of the accident. Employee #1 did not tie off and fell 130 ft to his death.
Keywords: fracture, telecom work, fall, fall protection, tie-off, tower
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 265 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305224362 Fatality Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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