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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14393979
Employee Fell From Communication Tower While Fighting Fire
EMPLOYEE #1, AGE 20, WAS 110 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND WORKING ON A RADIO ANTENNA. WHILE THERE, HIS GASOLINE WELDER (D.C.) CAUGHT FIRE. IN HIS ATTEMPT TO EXTINGUISH THE BLAZE, EMPLOYEE #1 DISCONNECTED HIS SAFETY BELT. WHILE FIGHTING THE FIRE, HE FELL 110 FEET TO HIS DEATH.
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