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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 301036224 - Wireless One

Inspection Information - Office: Jackson

Nr: 301036224Report ID: 0419400Open Date: 07/22/1998

Wireless One
Santa Clair St.
Jackson, MS 39212
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4841/Cable and Other Pay Television Services
Mailing: 2609 Lakeland Dr., Jackson, MS 39208

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/18/1998
Close Case:01/28/1999

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101360816    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $1,125 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,125
Current Penalty $1,125 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,125
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 C01 01/06/1999 01/12/1999 $1,125 $1,125 $0 -
  2. 02001 Other 19100022 D01 01/06/1999 01/12/1999 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201360674Event: 07/21/1998Telecom Worker Is Killed In Fall From Tree
A telecommunications worker had removed a wireless cable television antenna from a tree and was descending the tree using an Arbor-Plex 12.7-millimeter-diameter climbing rope (with a braided polyester outer jacket and a polyolefin fiber core) and a climbing saddle. Friction developed in the taut line hitch knot during his decent melted the polyester guard fibers of the rope, causing the rope to fail. The employee fell 9.2 meters to the ground. He was taken to a hospital, where he died a day later.
Keywords: bosun chair, telecom work, rope, equipment failure, tree, fall, fall protection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301036224 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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