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Accident: 79296.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Off Water Tower

Accident: 79296.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 08/31/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1089525.01509/02/2015Orbit Broadband Llc
At 10:30 a.m. on August 31, 2015, Employee #1 was climbing a ladder on a water t ower to install an antennae for Wi-Fi. The employee panicked and began descendin g the ladder. The employee fell 80 feet to the ground and was killed when the fa ll arrestor device (rope grab) failed.
Keywords: antenna, fall, fall protection, ladder, rope, water tower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1089525.015 21 M Fatality Installers And Repairers

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