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Accident: 202338265 - Employee Killed In Fall From Tower

Accident: 202338265 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 02/18/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30633513402/19/20031799Goff Communications, Inc.
On February 18, 2003, Employee #1 and other employees were installing sleeve covers over the antennas on a telecommunications tower. Company policy required that during the progress of work employees use fall protection when working at a height of over 6-ft. Employee #1 unhooked his lanyard and inadvertently slipped and fell off the tower 120 ft to the ground. He was killed.
Keywords: fracture, cover, telecom work, construction, lanyard, fall, fall protection, antenna, tower
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 130 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306335134 Fatality Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:120
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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