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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302425368 - Horne Brother'S Construction

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 302425368Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 08/31/1999

Horne Brother'S Construction
Whitford Stage Road
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: P. O. Box 205, Fayetteville, NC 28302

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/19/1999
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:02/24/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $1,375 $5,600 $0 $0 $0 $6,975
Current Penalty $1,375 $5,600 $0 $0 $0 $6,975
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 11/17/1999 11/22/1999 $1,375 $1,375 $0 12/15/1999 R - Review Commission
  2. 02001 Willful 19260028 A 11/17/1999 11/30/1999 $5,600 $5,600 $0 12/15/1999 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200370591Event: 08/30/1999Employee Killed In Fall While Descending Tower
Employee #1 worked for a contractor erecting a 250 ft tall self-supporting communications tower. At approximately 6:30 p.m., he finished installing a flashing light at the top of the tower and began descending the outside of the structural members using a nylon hoist rope. Employee #1 was wearing a harness equipped with one lanyard and a tool pouch. When he was approximately 200 ft above the ground, he slipped and fell to the ground. Employee #1 suffered multiple blunt force traumas and died as a result of his injuries. He did not have the appropriate equipment, such as a safety line and rope grip system, or a double lanyard system, to ensure 100 percent tie-off while descending. The weather was clear at the time of the accident, and was not a factor.
Keywords: communication tower, telecom work, work rules, slip, construction, descending, fall, fall protection, tie-off, tower
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302425368 Fatality Other Structural metal workers

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