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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

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: 134400.015 Event: 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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