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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1282145.015 - Worldwide Communications Consultants Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita


Inspection Nr: 1282145.015
Report ID: 0729700
Open Date: 12/11/2017

Site Address:
Worldwide Communications Consultants Inc.
25056 Cc Rd
Ransom, KS 67572

Mailing Address:
3298 Commerce Dr., Newburgh, IN 47630

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 517919 

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/21/2017

Emphasis: L:Xfallelec

Close Case:06/07/2018

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1291445
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $10,348 $0 $0 $3,696 $0 $14,044
Current Penalty $5,174 $0 $0 $2,588 $0 $7,762
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100132 D02 03/09/2018 04/11/2018 $5,174 $5,174 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19260020 B02 03/09/2018 04/11/2018 $5,174 $5,174 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
3. 02001 Other 19040039 A01 03/09/2018 $2,588 $3,696 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 101502.015
Event: 12/09/2017
Employee Falls From Cell Tower During Antenna Installation A

At 3:10 p.m. on December 9, 2017, an employee was installing several horizontal members on a 420 foot cell tower in order to install an additional antenna array that was to be located between 322 and 342 feet above ground. The employee was using a gas generator to power a drill that he was using to bold the horizontal members when the generator ran out of gas. The employee re-positioned himself to lower the generator for it to be refueled when his hook came off of an unbolt ed member. The employee fell from the tower and hit several guy wires before la nding on the ground. The employee suffered head trauma and broke both legs. The employee was killed.

Keywords:antenna, fall, head, ppe, tower

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1282145.015 Fatality Occupation Not Listed
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