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Accident: 99381.015 - Three Employees Are Killed When A Gin Pole Fails

Accident: 99381.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 09/27/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1267080.01509/27/2017Tower King Ii, Inc.
At 4:00 p.m. on September 27, 2017, three employees were working from a gin pole that was attached to a communications tower. They were in the process of removing the pedestal at the top of the tower and lowering it to the ground, in preparation to install a transmission antenna. The gin pole system attachment components failed and fell to the ground, resulting in the death of the three employees connected to it.
Keywords: communication tower, gin pole, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation   950 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1267080.015 22 M Fatality Other FallDist:
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Cause:
FatCause: Lifting operations
2 1267080.015 35 M Fatality Other FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Lifting operations
3 1267080.015 31 M Fatality Other FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Lifting operations

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