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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1089525.015 - Orbit Broadband Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Corpus Christi

Nr: 1089525.015Report ID: 0626000Open Date: 09/02/2015

Orbit Broadband Llc
4000 Us Hwy 281null
Brownsville, TX 78520
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 517110/Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Mailing: 311-D Vogel Drivenull, Mercedes, TX 78570

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/18/2015
Emphasis: L:GifallClose Case:02/19/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $4,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100132 D01 I 12/22/2015 02/19/2016 $4,900 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 79296.015Event: 08/31/2015Employee Is Killed In Fall Off Water Tower
At 10:30 a.m. on August 31, 2015, Employee #1 was climbing a ladder on a water t ower to install an antennae for Wi-Fi. The employee panicked and began descendin g the ladder. The employee fell 80 feet to the ground and was killed when the fa ll arrestor device (rope grab) failed.
Keywords: antenna, fall, fall protection, ladder, rope, water tower
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1089525.015 Fatality Installers And Repairers

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