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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1371044.015 - True North Tower, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Sioux Falls Area Office

Nr: 1371044.015Report ID: 0830400Open Date: 01/11/2019

True North Tower, Llc
23885 154th Avenue
Rapid City, SD 57703
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 310 60th Street North West, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/11/2019
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:07/15/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $35,992 $0 $0 $0 $0 $35,992
Current Penalty $13,260 $0 $0 $11,740 $0 $25,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01003A Serious 19100268 G01 05/22/2019 06/18/2019 $13,260 $13,260 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01003C Serious 19100140 D02 II 05/22/2019 06/18/2019 $0 $11,366 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19100268 B08 05/22/2019 06/18/2019 $7,000 $11,366 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02002 Other 19100268 E 05/22/2019 06/18/2019 $4,740 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 112550.015Event: 01/10/2019Employee Is Killed In Fall From Cell Tower
At 9:30 p.m. on January 10, 2019, Employee # 1, a 23-year-old, tower technician that was tasked with installing/repairing a radio head on a cellular tower. In the process of egressing from the tower, he fell approximately 180 feet to the ground. The employee was killed.
Keywords: tower, installing, communication tower, fall, fall protection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1371044.015 Fatality Fracture Installers And Repairers

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