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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1500537.015 - Velex Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Wilmington

 

Inspection Nr: 1500537.015
Report ID: 0317300
Open Date: 11/02/2020

Site Address:
Velex Inc
39602 Waterworks Court
Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Mailing Address:
2595 North Dallas Parkway Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:

NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction


Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/31/2021

Emphasis: L:Fall

Close Case:09/20/2021


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1681487
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $27,306 $0 $0 $0 $0 $27,306
Current Penalty $19,115 $0 $0 $0 $0 $19,115
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 5A0001 04/30/2021 05/26/2021 $19,115 $13,653 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002A Serious 19260453 B02 II 04/30/2021 05/26/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
3. 01002B Serious 19260454 B02 04/30/2021 05/20/2021 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 130828.015
Event: 11/02/2020
Two Employees In Lift Basket Are Killed When Lift Falls Over

At 11:30 a.m. on November 2, 2020, Employees #1 and #2, employed by a communicat ions installation and repair company, were hanging a 5G antenna on a water tower . They were working from the basket of an aerial lift when the lift fell over, likely due to high winds. The two employees and the lift fell 125 feet, and the lift landed on the employees. Both employees were killed.

Keywords:aerial lift, antenna, basket, blunt force trauma, construction, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, falling object, high wind, installing, overturn, water tower, windy

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1500537.015 Fatality Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.
2 1500537.015 Fatality Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.
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