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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 931468.015 - Custom Tower, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Jackson


Inspection Nr: 931468.015
Report ID: 0419400
Date Opened: 08/17/2013

Site Address:
Custom Tower, Llc
5181 Highway 149
Louise, MS 39097

Mailing Address:
402 Facile Road, Scott, LA 70583

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: 08/17/2013


Case Closed: 10/01/2014

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 843187
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $50,400 $0 $0 $0 $50,400
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 19260501 B01 12/04/2013 12/11/2013 $7,000 $50,400 $0 12/17/2013 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 50726.015
Event: 08/17/2013
Employee Falls From Communication Tower And Is Killed

At 8:30 a.m. on August 17, 2013, Employee #1 was sitting in the seat sling of a tower climbing harness. He was 125 feet above the ground on a communication towe r, waiting for a coworker to put on his gear and climb up to help install two co mmunicating dishes for a cellular company. His tower climbing harness was attach ed to the tower with a positioning lanyard, but he did not have his double lanya rd with him that attached to the back upper D-ring of the harness to the tower. Employee #1 disconnected his positioning lanyard to reposition himself and fell to the ground, killing him.

Keywords:communication tower, communication worker, fall, lanyard, sling, struck against, tower, unstable position

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 931468.015 Fatality Communications equipment operators, n.e.c.
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