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Accident: 202369518 - Worker Dies In Fall From Cellular Tower

Accident: 202369518 -- Report ID: 1055310 -- Event Date: 01/04/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31657925901/04/20131623Ws Consulting & Construction
A communications worker was on a cellular communications tower, at a position more than 25 meters above the ground, when he fell. Although he was using personal fall protection equipment, the anchorage he was using failed. (The anchor point was undetermined at the time of the inspection.) He was treated at the scene by emergency medical services, which transported him to a hospital. He died from his injuries.
Keywords: anchor, communication tower, telecom work, fall, fall protection, communication worker
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 93 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316579259 Fatality Fracture Telephone line installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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