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Inspection: 1498491.015 - Broadcast Construction Solutions, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Mobile

Nr: 1498491.015Report ID: 0418600Open Date: 10/20/2020

Broadcast Construction Solutions, Llc
Channel 44 Rdnull
Robertsdale, AL 36567
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 14546 Brookhollow #506null, San Antonio, TX 78236

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/04/2021
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,653 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,653
Current Penalty $13,653 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,653
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260251 A02 I 04/19/2021 04/27/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 05/10/2021 C - Contested
  2. 01001B Serious 19260251 A02 III 04/19/2021 04/27/2021 $0 $0 $0 05/10/2021 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 130523.015Event: 10/20/2020Employee Is Killed In Fall Inside Communication Tower
At 12:00 p.m. on October 20, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a communication towe r construction company, was inside a 1,500-foot tower and replacing the last of 18 guy wires. He was attempting to position the bridge socket to the end of the guy wire. The employee attached himself to the guy wire socket using a synthet ic rope fed through the overhead block and back down to the guy wire. The guy w ire slipped from the choker and pulled Employee #1 up the tower until the synthe tic rope failed and severed. Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 100 feet. He s truck communication tower structural members and sustained severe trauma to his head and throat. Employee #1 was killed. The subsequent investigation showed t hat the employee's body harness was on, but neither pelican clip showed lanyard deployment.
Keywords: communication tower, construction, elevator, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, inadequate maint, lanyard, repair, rigging, rope, steel, storage tank, struck against
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1498491.015 Fatality Crane and tower operators

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