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Accident: 90321.015 - Employee Falls From Cell Tower And Is Killed.

Accident: 90321.015 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 05/16/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1149258.01505/16/2016Marali Telecomm Systems Llc, Its Successors And Assigns
At 3:30 p.m. on May 16, 2016, the employee was measuring and documenting newly i nstalled equipment on a cell tower at the 208-foot level. The employee was atta ched with both "D" rings from his double lanyard to a Remote Radio Head Unit (RR U) Rack. The RRU Rack was attached to the tower by angle adaptors that were not tied into the structure of the tower. The employee, with fall protection attac hed to the rack, fell backward from the tower. He then fell 208 feet to the gro und, along with the Remote Radio Head Unit (RRU) Rack, when the RRU Rack broke f ree from the tower. The employee fell 208-feet to an HVAC unit, striking the s ide of a one story building, and was killed.
Keywords: anchor, communication tower, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  New project or new addition Under $50,000 208 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1149258.015 24 M Fatality FallDist: 208
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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