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Accident: 202723722 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Tower

Accident: 202723722 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 07/25/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31728164007/25/20131731Konet Corp
On July 25, 2013, Employee #1, a communications tower worker, was adjusting an antenna at the 253-ft level on a guyed 355-ft tower. He was wearing PFAS; however, it was not attached to the tower. The employee fell from the tower and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: communication tower, fall, fall protection, antenna, tower, communication
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 355 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317281640 Fatality Fracture Technicians, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:253
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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