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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 108965070 - Pro-Com Towers Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta West

Nr: 108965070Report ID: 0418200Open Date: 08/24/1994

Pro-Com Towers Incorporated
501 C Baggett Road
Ringold, GA 30736
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: 914 Wellington Lane, Hixson, TN 37343

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/24/1994
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:10/21/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360823454    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260105 A 01/13/1995 01/26/1995 $750 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 922138Event: 08/19/1994Employee Died While Tied To Collapsed Tower
Three employees were erecting a 66-meter-tall communication tower. The structure was a guide tower (Rohn Model No. 45G) with a 457-millimeter face and uniform cross structure. One of the employees was tied to the tower, installing guys. His two coworkers released a come-along that was supporting the tower. The turnbuckle popped out, causing the tower to fall to the ground with the employee still attached. His coworkers ran over to provide medical assistance, but the employee died of trauma to the head and chest. The bolt had been improperly inserted through the turnbuckle eye.
Keywords: chest, head, communication tower, telecom work, collapse, equipment failure, guy
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108965070 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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