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Accident: 59688.015 - Two Employees Are Killed In Tower Collapse

Accident: 59688.015 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 03/25/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
964654.01503/25/2014Wireless Horizon, Inc.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on March 25, 2014, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were j umping a gin pole, moving it, when the wire rope sling for the gin pole top bloc k failed. This caused the two communication towers to collapse on top of Employe e #1 and Employee #2, killing them.
Keywords: crushed, demolition, digger/derrick, fall, falling object, material handling, rigging, struck by, structural collapse, tower
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Demolition $50,000 to $250,000 230 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 964654.015 25 M Fatality Construction Laborer FallDist: 230
Cause: Demolition
2 964654.015 38 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist: 230
Cause: Demolition

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