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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313638140 - S & S Communication Specialists Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: St. Louis


Inspection Nr: 313638140
Report ID: 0729300
Date Opened: 09/15/2009

Site Address:
S & S Communication Specialists Inc.
Near Hwy 160 & County Road 419
West Plains, MO 65775

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 628, Hulbert, OK 74441

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238190/ Other Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: Y

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/09/2009

Planning Guide: Safety-Construction

Emphasis: L:Xfallelec, S:Commercial Constr, S:Fall From Height

Case Closed: 11/30/2009

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100013861
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
Current Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
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 19260501 B15 11/09/2009 11/30/2009 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -  
2. 01002 Serious 19260502 E09 11/09/2009 11/30/2009 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200012813
Event: 09/14/2009
Employee Is Killed In Fall From Tower

On September 14, 2009, Employee #1 and his coworkers had ascended a communications tower to install antennas and to adjust the coaxle cables at the top of the 330-ft tall structure. Employee #1 descended approximately 10 ft to adjust the coaxle cables from that height. Employee #1 detached his positioning hook and fell to the ground. He was killed.

Keywords:telecom work, descending, fall, fall protection, tower

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313638140 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers
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