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Accident: 597070 - Fall From Tower - Failure Of Hoisting Mechanism

Accident: 597070 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 03/17/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10929287003/17/19941623S G Communications Services
AN EMPLOYEE OF A COMMUNICATIONS CONTRACTOR WAS ATTACHED TO A COMMUNICATIONS CABLE BEING HOISTED UP A TELEVISION TOWER. THE ROPE DEVICE HOLDING THE CABLE CAME LOOSE, AND THE CABLE AND THE EMPLOYEE FELL ABOUT 80 FEET. THE EMPLOYEE DIED OF INJURIES SUSTAINED IN THE FALL.
Keywords: hoisting mechanism, telecom work, communication cable, fall, fall protection, tower, communication worker
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109292870 Fatality Concussion Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

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