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Accident: 571737 - Tower Fell Over When Tree Struck Supporting Guy

Accident: 571737 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 04/18/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
249572904/22/19851623Industrial Services Inc
Employee #1 was 120 feet above ground on a radio tower, changing tower guy attachments. A second employee cut down a tree, which was located 200 feet away from the tower. The tree, when it fell, struck one of the tower's guys. This caused to tower to become unbalanced and fall. Employee #1 was killed as a result of injuries sustained from the 120 foot fall.
Keywords: maintenance, tree, guy, fall, tower, transmission tower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2495729 Fatality Fracture Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.

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