Inspection: 312372824 - Demand Communications, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Syracuse
Demand Communications, Inc.
County Route 16
Montour Falls, NY 14865
Po Box 186, Owego, NY 13827
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 05/21/2010
|#||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|
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