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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 301031720 - Mississippi Telecasting Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Jackson

Nr: 301031720Report ID: 0419400Open Date: 06/18/1997

Mississippi Telecasting Co., Inc.
100 Block South Shelby St. (City Hall)
Greenville, MS 38701
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4833/Television Broadcasting Stations
Mailing: P. O. Box 1243, Greenville, MS 38701

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/19/1997
Close Case:03/26/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
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
  1. 01001 Other 19100332 B01 09/24/1997 10/06/1997 $0 $0 $0 10/17/1997 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201360328Event: 06/17/1997Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Antenna
A creative production employee working for a television broadcasting company was setting up a remote van for a live broadcast from Greenville City Hall. The employee activated a 5-pascal air compressor used to raise the 14.6-meter-tall, telescoping mast antenna and secured the lever with a rubber strap. As the mast was telescoping, he continued setting up for the broadcast. The antenna contacted a 7620-volt overhead power line. The employee, who was standing outside of the van, was electrocuted when he picked up an audio cable that was apparently connected to the energized van. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, telecom work, e tc, electrocuted, antenna
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301031720 Fatality Electric Shock Broadcast equipment operators

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