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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312372824 - Demand Communications, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Syracuse


Inspection Nr: 312372824
Report ID: 0215800
Open Date: 12/15/2009

Site Address:
Demand Communications, Inc.
County Route 16
Montour Falls, NY 14865

Mailing Address:
Po Box 186, Owego, NY 13827

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 05/21/2010


Close Case:08/20/2013

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100882240
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $300 $0 $2,400
Current Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $300 $0 $2,400
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 05/26/2010 06/03/2010 $2,100 $2,100 $0 06/21/2010 J - ALJ Decision  
2. 02001 Other 19100132 H01 05/26/2010 06/03/2010 $300 $300 $0 06/21/2010 J - ALJ Decision  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200881688
Event: 12/14/2009
Employee Is Killed In Tower Collapse

On December 14, 2009, Employee #1, working as part of a tower crew, was replacing 21 guy wires, three each at seven different elevations, on a 360 ft radio antenna. They dropped the lowest set of guy wires from an elevation of approximately 50 ft. Employee #1 was at the 50 ft level and started attaching the newly fabricated guy wires. The tower buckled and collapsed and Employee #1, who was attached to the tower, was struck and crushed by falling tower pieces. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords:collapse, crushed, fall protection, struck by, falling object

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312372824 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers
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