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Inspection: 1520787.015 - Mesa Line Services Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 1520787.015Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 03/22/2021

Mesa Line Services Llc
Fm 1942gps 29.852285, -94.930947
Mont Belvieu, TX 77520
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 1112 Fm 517null, Alvin, TX 77511

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/22/2021
Emphasis: L:CraneClose Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1748535    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 7
Current Violations 7 7
Initial Penalty $95,571 $0 $0 $0 $0 $95,571
Current Penalty $95,571 $0 $0 $0 $0 $95,571
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19261403 A 09/16/2021 09/30/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 10/05/2021 C - Contested
  2. 01002 Serious 19261412 D01 09/16/2021 09/30/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 10/05/2021 C - Contested
  3. 01003 Serious 19261417 O01 09/16/2021 09/30/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 10/05/2021 C - Contested
  4. 01004 Serious 19261431 G01 III 09/16/2021 09/30/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 10/05/2021 C - Contested
  5. 01005A Serious 19261431 H01 09/16/2021 09/30/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 10/05/2021 C - Contested
  6. 01005B Serious 19261431 J01 09/16/2021 09/30/2021 $0 $0 $0 10/05/2021 C - Contested
  7. 01006A Serious 19261431 H04 I 09/16/2021 09/30/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 10/05/2021 C - Contested
  8. 01006B Serious 19261431 J03 09/16/2021 09/30/2021 $0 $0 $0 10/05/2021 C - Contested
  9. 01007 Serious 19261431 H05 I 09/16/2021 09/30/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 10/05/2021 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 134177.015Event: 03/21/2021One Employee Is Killed And One Is Injured When Crane Basket
At 12:25 a.m. on March 21, 2021, Employees #1 and #2 and a coworker, employed by a power and communication line construction company, were engaged in the constr uction of a power line tower. Employees #1 and #2 were working from a personnel basket hoisted by their coworker, a crane operator. They were installing the a rms of a monopole. As they adjusted the bracket, the personnel basket, which wa s not properly secured to the crane boom, fell off the boom. Employees #1 and # 2 fell with the personnel basket, a fall height of 150 feet. Employee #1 sustai ned blunt force trauma to the head and neck and was killed. Employee #2 was tra nsported by emergency services to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatm ent of multiple injuries including multiple fractures and fluid in the lungs. T he subsequent investigation of the equipment failure determined that the large r etaining pin had not been inserted to keep the basket and jib attachment secured to to the jib adaptor and crane boom. In addition, no one had conducted visual inspections of the equipment.
Keywords: basket, blunt force trauma, construction, crane, crane boom, equipment failure, fall protection, fracture, head, installing, jib crane, locking pins, lung, metal pole, neck, overhead power line, personnel cage, pin, to
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1520787.015 Hospitalized injury Electrical Power-Line
2 1520787.015 Fatality Electrical Power-Line

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