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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 919441.015 - Monarch Tower, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Bismarck


Inspection Nr: 919441.015
Report ID: 0830300
Open Date: 07/09/2013

Site Address:
Monarch Tower, Inc.
Belden Microwave Tower
Belden, ND 58784

Mailing Address:
4551 San Siro Drive, Sarasota, FL 34235

Union Status: NonUnion


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

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/09/2013

Emphasis: L:Fall

Close Case:12/15/2014

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 829024
Case Status: CLOSED
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 $5,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,600
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 19260501 B01 12/13/2013 08/11/2014 $5,600 $7,000 $0 01/08/2014 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19260503 A01 12/13/2013 12/16/2013 $7,000 $7,000 $0 01/08/2014 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 48790.015
Event: 07/08/2013
Two Employees Fall From Communications Tower And Are Killed

On July 8, 2013, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were performing maintenance on a 30 0-foot high communication tower. Both employees fell approximately 225 feet and were killed upon impact with the ground.

Keywords:communication tower, fall, fall protection, maintenance, ppe

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 919441.015 Fatality Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 919441.015 Fatality Construction trades, n.e.c.
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