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Inspection: 1522223.015 - Blackhawk Tower Communications, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita

Nr: 1522223.015Report ID: 0729700Open Date: 03/29/2021

Blackhawk Tower Communications, Inc.
926 Kansas Streetcorner Of Ks Ave. And Shull St.
Le Roy, KS 66857
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 4587 County Road Tt Ste Anull, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/30/2021
Close Case:07/26/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1750489    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $9,557 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,557
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19260095 C 06/28/2021 07/23/2021 $9,557 $9,557 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 134400.015Event: 03/28/2021Employee Welding Pipe To Cell Tower Braces Is Killed In Fall
At 11:51 a.m. on March 28, 2021, Employee #1, employed by a tower construction c ompany, was grinding and welding an additional half pipe to a transmission tower 's existing braces. A device malfunctioned, and the employee was burned by the welding heat and flame. The employee fell, a fall height of 95 feet. Employee #1 sustained blunt force traumatic injuries and was killed..
Keywords: blunt force trauma, brace, burn, construction, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, grinding machine, heat, maintenance, metal pipe, open flame, ppe, repair, transmission tower, welding
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1522223.015 Fatality

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