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Inspection: 1555738.015 - 150182 - Norstan Communications, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Charlotte


Inspection Nr: 1555738.015
Report ID: 0453730
Date Opened: 09/27/2021

Site Address:
150182 - Norstan Communications, Inc.
6605 W W.T. Harris Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28269

Mailing Address:
9000 Carastan Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 517919 

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/21/2022


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1815827 Yes
Accident 1816503
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100028 B01 I 03/21/2022 03/29/2022 $5,000 $5,000 $0 04/28/2022 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 139763.015
Event: 09/24/2021
Internet Service Provider Worker Dies In Fall From Elevation

On September 24, 2021, an employee was working for a firm that provided internet communications. He and a coworker had been sent to install cables at a firm tha t repaired and maintained commercial and industrial machinery and equipment. The y were providing additional internet connections for a training classroom. This entailed running wire bundles above the false ceiling from one classroom to the connection boxes located in another classroom. The employee was on the mezzanine . The mezzanine had no guardrails, and no other fall protection system was in us e. The employee fell from the mezzanine through a tile ceiling, a distance of 9 feet, 4 inches (2.8 meters). He landed on the concrete floor in the classroom be low. He suffered a head injury and loss of consciousness. He was taken to a hosp ital. He died on the following day, September 25, 2021, from his injuries.

Keywords:cable tray, cable tv work, ceiling, fall, fall from elevation, fall protection, guardrail, head, loss of consciousness, multi-employer worksite, multiemployer, telecom work, unconsciousness, walking surface

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1555738.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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