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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1126837.015 - Tri State Tower, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 1126837.015Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 02/18/2016

Tri State Tower, Inc.
3052 Xircus
Ellsworth, IA 50075
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 2957 Hwy 13, Marion, IA 52302

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/18/2016
Close Case:06/21/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1063898    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $1,875 $0 $0 $250 $0 $2,125
Current Penalty $1,875 $0 $0 $150 $0 $2,025
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260028 A 05/04/2016 06/21/2016 $625 $625 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19260095 A 05/04/2016 06/21/2016 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002A Serious 19260501 B01 05/04/2016 06/21/2016 $625 $625 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01002B Serious 19260503 C 05/04/2016 06/21/2016 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01003A Serious 19261053 B04 05/04/2016 06/21/2016 $625 $625 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 6. 01003B Serious 19261060 B 05/04/2016 06/21/2016 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02001 Other 19040040 A 05/04/2016 06/21/2016 $150 $250 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 83160.015Event: 02/17/2016Employee Falls From Elevated Tower And Is Killed
At 4:45 p.m. on February 17, 2016, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were working at or near the top of a 394 foot communication tower installing warning lights and wiring. Employee #2 was at approximately 200 feet up on the tower, working on the mid-warning lights. Employee #1 was descending the tower to help a coworker. Employee #2 stayed at the top of the tower to tie off the hoisting mechanism operated by a coworker (winch) and another coworker (tagline) who were both on the ground. Employee #1 fell from approximately 300 feet off the communication tower landing on the ground below. Employee #1 was killed from multiple injuries.
Keywords: communication tower, fall, hoist, ladder
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1126837.015 Fatality Dislocation Crane and tower operators

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