Inspection: 1522223.015 - Blackhawk Tower Communications, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Wichita
Blackhawk Tower Communications, Inc.
926 Kansas Street Corner Of Ks Ave. And Shull St.
Le Roy, KS 66857
4587 County Road Tt Ste A, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 03/30/2021
Case Closed: 07/26/2021
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||19260095 C||06/28/2021||07/23/2021||$9,557||$9,557||$0||I - Informal Settlement||Citation has been deleted.|
At 11:51 a.m. on March 28, 2021, Employee #1, employed by a tower construction c ompany, was grinding and welding an additional half pipe to a transmission tower 's existing braces. A device malfunctioned, and the employee was burned by the welding heat and flame. The employee fell, a fall height of 95 feet. Employee #1 sustained blunt force traumatic injuries and was killed..
Keywords:blunt force trauma, brace, burn, construction, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, grinding machine, heat, maintenance, metal pipe, open flame, ppe, repair, transmission tower, welding