Tower Technician Involved In Fatal Accident In North CarolinaComments Off on Tower Technician Involved In Fatal Accident In North Carolina
John Dailey, 49, of Silvester, Georgia fell while working on a cell tower just south of Coats in eastern Hannett County, North Carolina. Dailey lost his balance while trying to hook a carabiner to the tower around 5:20pm. According to the deputies on the scene, by the time paramedics arrived Dailey was already dead. Dailey was working on the tower for Transmit PM LLC of Duxbury, Massachusetts.
This accident occurred just five days after a Virginia man fell from a cell tower in Waynesboro. Payman Biazarikari, 37 years old, and a native of Iran fell from a 160-foot tower on August 7, 2013.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in their National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2011 that, “fatal falls, slips, or trips took the lives of 666 workers in 2011, or about 14 percent of all fatal work injuries.” John Dailey’s death is the tenth tower fatality to occur in 2013.