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Accident: 45407.015 - Two Employees Are Killed When A Derrick Falls

Accident: 45407.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 05/28/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
908751.01505/28/2013Byrd Telcom, Inc.
At 2:10 p.m. on May 28, 2013, two employees riding up on gin-pole derrick as it was being raised. Something at top of the derrick popped/broke, allowing the gin pole to fall away from/off the tower. Both employees fell and were killed.
Keywords: fall, falling object, riding on equipment, suspended load
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Alteration or rehabilitation   300 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 908751.015 42 M Fatality Telecomm: Equipment Install/Repair, Not Line Installer FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause:
2 908751.015 32 M Fatality Telecomm: Equipment Install/Repair, Not Line Installer FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause:

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