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Accident: 59949.015 - Employee Falls Through Skylight And Is Killed

Accident: 59949.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 04/01/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
965775.01504/02/2014Communications Specialists Incorporated
AT 12:15 p.m. on April 1, 2014 an Employee #1 was on a roof helping a coworker, who was on a radio tower, by relaying and managing materials. Employee#1 tripped and fell backward through a skylight, falling 21.5 feet to the concrete floor. Employee #1 sustained internal injuries and was killed.
Keywords: communication tower, fall, guard, roof, skylight, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 21 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 965775.015 56 M Fatality Telecomm: Line Installers And Repairers FallDist: 22
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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