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Accident: 65989.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From A Communication Tower

Accident: 65989.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 08/10/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
989451.01508/11/2014James Michael Sherwood
At 1:30 p.m. on August 10, 2014, Employee #1 was painting three white bands of a seven band guy-wire communication tower.The employee started painting at an elevation of 420 feet and had progressed downward to an elevation of 90 feet when he fell. There were three other employees working at the site, but no one witnessed the fall. Employee #1 sustained blunt force trauma to his head and was killed.
Keywords: paint, guy, head, fall, struck against, communication tower
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 500 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 989451.015 49 M Fatality Other Painting and paint spraying machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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