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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 908751.015 - Byrd Telcom, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Jackson


Inspection Nr: 908751.015
Report ID: 0419400
Date Opened: 05/28/2013

Site Address:
Byrd Telcom, Inc.
11131-A Highway 27
Georgetown, MS 39078

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5923, Destin, FL 32540

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 06/01/2013

Emphasis: L:Fall

Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 820681
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
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 5A0001 10/21/2013 $7,000 $7,000 $0 10/28/2013 D - Govt Dismissed Citation has been deleted.
2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 10/21/2013 $7,000 $7,000 $0 10/28/2013 J - ALJ Decision  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 45407.015
Event: 05/28/2013
Two Employees Are Killed When A Derrick Falls

At 2:10 p.m. on May 28, 2013, two employees riding up on gin-pole derrick as it was being raised. Something at top of the derrick popped/broke, allowing the gin pole to fall away from/off the tower. Both employees fell and were killed.

Keywords:fall, falling object, riding on equipment, suspended load

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 908751.015 Fatality Telecomm: Equipment Install/Repair, Not Line Installer
2 908751.015 Fatality Telecomm: Equipment Install/Repair, Not Line Installer
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