Inspection: 317036333 - Transmit Program Management Llc
Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh
Transmit Program Management Llc
1275 Nc 55 E.
Coats, NC 27521
46 Uriah'S Dr., Duxbury, MA 02332
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 811213/Communication Equipment Repair and Maintenance
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 08/13/2013
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing
Case Closed: 02/25/2014
On August 12, 2013, Employee #1 and a coworker, who was a trainee, were troubleshooting a radio system on a communication tower. The coworker climbed the tower to troubleshoot the system, while Employee #1 remained below to prepare the new component for installation. After verifying radio failure, Employee #1 climbed to show the trainee how to disconnect the old radio and rig the new system. After reaching the upper platform at a height of approximately 200 ft, Employee #1 sat for a moment to rest from the climb. He then moved to tie off and found that a carabiner was on his positioning carabiner (lanyard). He leaned against the T-boom to remove the carabiner, when he slipped to his right, falling 200 ft and landing on his back in pea gravel. Employee #1 was killed in the fall.
Keywords:communication tower, repair, fall, fall protection, tower
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