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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 105564231 - Southland Electrical Contractors Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 4

Nr: 105564231Report ID: 0454714Open Date: 07/07/1988

Southland Electrical Contractors Inc
Whittle Springs Road
Knoxville, TN 37917
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
Mailing: 3309 Regal Drive, Alcoa, TN 37701

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/11/1988
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:09/13/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $120 $0 $0 $0 $0 $120
Current Penalty $120 $0 $0 $0 $0 $120
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 503010501 07/29/1988 08/03/1988 $120 $120 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 978049Event: 07/06/1988Employee Injured In 35 Ft Fall From Radio Transmitting Tower
Employee #1 and another electrician climbed a radio transmitting tower that was over 50 ft high and had evenly spaced members similar to a ladder. They were to remove a fiberglass antenna weighing approximately 3 to 4 lb. Employee #1 was wearing a lineman's belt to secure himself while in a working position, but was not tied off when ascending or descending. While descending to another position, Employee #1 fell approximately 35 ft, striking his head and upper body on an adjacent building edge and then rolling off. He landed on the roof of an equipment room approximately 6 ft below. Employee #1 sustained massive head injuries, a severed spine, and a broken leg.
Keywords: severed, head, communication tower, spine, work rules, electrician, struck against, construction, fall, tie-off
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 105564231 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians

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