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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1498491.015 - Broadcast Construction Solutions, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Mobile

 

Inspection Nr: 1498491.015
Report ID: 0418600
Open Date: 10/20/2020

Site Address:
Broadcast Construction Solutions, Llc
Channel 44 Rd
Robertsdale, AL 36567

Mailing Address:
14546 Brookhollow #506, San Antonio, TX 78236

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:

NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction


Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/04/2021

Emphasis:

Close Case:06/22/2022


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1675689
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,653 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,653
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $13,653 $0 $13,653
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. 01001A Other 19260251 A02 I 04/19/2021 04/27/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 05/10/2021 J - ALJ Decision  
2. 01001B Serious 19260251 A02 III 04/19/2021 04/27/2021 $0 $0 $0 05/10/2021 J - ALJ Decision Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 130523.015
Event: 10/20/2020
Employee Is Killed In Fall Inside Communication Tower

At 12:00 p.m. on October 20, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a communication towe r construction company, was inside a 1,500-foot tower and replacing the last of 18 guy wires. He was attempting to position the bridge socket to the end of the guy wire. The employee attached himself to the guy wire socket using a synthet ic rope fed through the overhead block and back down to the guy wire. The guy w ire slipped from the choker and pulled Employee #1 up the tower until the synthe tic rope failed and severed. Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 100 feet. He s truck communication tower structural members and sustained severe trauma to his head and throat. Employee #1 was killed. The subsequent investigation showed t hat the employee's body harness was on, but neither pelican clip showed lanyard deployment.

Keywords:communication tower, construction, elevator, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, inadequate maint, lanyard, repair, rigging, rope, steel, storage tank, struck against

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1498491.015 Fatality Crane and tower operators
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