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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 306018888 - Fall From Tower Injures Employee

Accident: 306018888 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 11/25/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30601888812/01/20031799Innovative Wireless Construction
Employee #1 was working erecting a communications tower fell 240 ft when the cable holding a Gin Pole broke and the pole fell. Employee #1 was attached to the Gin Pole and fell with the Gin Pole until it impacted the ground. The body harness and lanyard Employee #1 was wearing broke from the impact and he fell the remaining 30 feet to the ground level. Employee #1 suffered fractures and was hospitalized.
Keywords: erection process, gin pole, wire rope, equipment failure, lanyard, fall, fall protection, tower
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 240
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306018888 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:240
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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