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Inspection: 100096486 - Quality Tower Service Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Columbus

Nr: 100096486Report ID: 0522500Open Date: 12/09/1985

Quality Tower Service Inc
Crouse Willison Road
Johnstown, OH 43031
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: 9440 South Old State Road, Westerville, OH 43081

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/11/1985
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:02/13/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360566251    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $1,160 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,160
Current Penalty $320 $0 $0 $0 $0 $320
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/17/1986 01/20/1986 $180 $810 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260028 A 01/17/1986 01/20/1986 $140 $350 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14569958Event: 12/06/1985Employees Killed And Injured As They Rode Tower To Ground
EMPLOYEES #1 THROUGH #3 WERE MOVING A JIN POLE UP A 100 FOOT SECTION OF A RADIO TOWER. THEY FAILED TO ADD A SHACKLE AT THE 20 FOOT SECTION TO STABILIZE THE POLE. THE JIN POLE SWUNG COUNTERCLOCKWISE AND STRUCK GUY WIRES SUPPORTING THE ADJACENT, OLD RADIO TOWER, SEVERING THEM. THE OLD TOWER, NO LONGER STABILIZED, FELL ONTO THE GUY WIRES HOLDING THE NEW (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) TOWER. THE NEW TOWER THEN FELL TO THE GROUND. EMPLOYEE #1, AT THE 100 FOOT LEVEL, AND EMPLOYEES #2 AND #3, AT THE 80 FOOT LEVEL, WERE ATTACHED TO THE TOWER BY SAFETY BELTS AND FELL TO THE GROUND WITH THE TOWER. EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE KILLED AND EMPLOYEE #3 WAS HOSPITALIZED.
Keywords: communication tower, collapse, work rules, construction, guy, fall, tower
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100096486 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 100096486 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
3 100096486 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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