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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 102338621 - Continental Tower Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Austin

Nr: 102338621Report ID: 0625400Open Date: 11/05/1987

Continental Tower Co.
1/2 Mile South Of 1604 & Adkins Elmendorf
Elmendorf, TX 78112
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: Box 475, Oxford, GA 30267

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/06/1987
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:07/06/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360168587    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $210 $0 $0 $0 $0 $210
Current Penalty $210 $0 $0 $0 $0 $210
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260450 A01 01/08/1988 01/15/1988 $210 $210 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19260450 A05 01/08/1988 01/13/1988 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19030002 A01 01/08/1988 01/13/1988 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14396998Event: 11/03/1987Construction Employee Killed In Fall From Transmission Tower
AT APPROXIMATELY 5:30 PM ON NOVEMBER 3, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 AND ANOTHER EMPLOYEE WERE WORKING ON LIGHTS INSTALLED AT THE 290 FOOT LEVEL OF A TELEVISION TRANSMITTER TOWER. BOTH EMPLOYEES WERE WEARING SAFETY BELTS. HOWEVER, WHEN EMPLOYEE #1 UNHOOKED HIS BELT TO MOVE TO ANOTHER AREA, HE FORGOT TO REHOOK IT BEFORE HE BEGAN WORKING. HE LEANED BACK AND FELL 290 FEET TO THE GROUND. HE DIED AT THE SCENE OF NUMEROUS INTERNAL INJURIES.
Keywords: communication tower, work rules, safety belt, construction, fall, tie-off, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 102338621 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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