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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $490 $0 $0 $0 $0 $490
Current Penalty $385 $0 $0 $0 $0 $385
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260450 A05 09/25/1984 09/28/1984 $385 $490 $0 10/19/1984 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14541759 Event: 08/22/1984Fall Inside Of Radio Tower
THE BASIC STRUCTURE OF THE TOWER HAD BEEN WAS COMPLETED. THE IRONWORKERS WERE INSTALLING HARDWARE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. ELEVATOR CABLES (WIRE ROPE) HAD BEEN INSTALLED BUT NOT YET ATTACHED. THE CABLES HUNG OVER SHEAVES AT THE TOP OF THE TOWER AND WERE HANGING LOOSE INSIDE THE TOWER. EMPLOYEE #1 GRABBED ONTO THE CABLES, WHICH STARTED RUNNING OVER THE SHEAVES. SINCE THE CABLES WERE NOT ATTACHED TO ANYTHING, HIS WEIGHT OVER-BALANCED ONE SIDE OF THE CABLE RUN, AND THE EMPLOYEE FELL APPROXIMATELY 1500 FEET. THE CABLE FELL ON TOP OF HIM. HIS BODY WAS DISMEMBERED AND LACERATED EXTENSIVELY.
Keywords: communication tower, iron worker, fall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1172949 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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