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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 127368389 - Maryland Tower Service, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 2

Nr: 127368389Report ID: 0352420Open Date: 06/10/1996

Maryland Tower Service, Inc.
Old Harford Road At Hickey School Entrance
Baltimore, MD 21234
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 5538 Mount Holly Road, East New Market, MD 21631

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/23/1996
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:02/05/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360217657    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $3,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,100
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 50104 A 12/04/1996 12/05/1996 $750 $2,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 19260028 A 12/04/1996 12/05/1996 $0 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170826812Event: 06/10/1996Employee Injured In Fall When Communications Tower Collapses
Employee #1 and a coworker were erecting a communications tower, for which Employee #1 had tied temporary guy lines. They were free climbing at a height of approximately 30 ft when, for some reason, the tower fell over. Both workers fell to the ground with the tower. Employee #1 sustained a dislocated right leg, a fractured hip, a dislocated knee, a broken right fibula and tibia, and a left heel fracture. His coworker suffered a broken T12 vertebra, and a fractured left ankle and heel. Both were wearing safety belts and were tied-off when the tower fell over. By the time the inspectors arrived, the temporary guy lines had been removed and placed in the truck.
Keywords: fracture, communication tower, collapse, unsecured, construction, guy, fall, vertebra, hip, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 127368389 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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