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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 304708951 - H & H Tower Services Company

Inspection Information - Office: Tampa

Nr: 304708951Report ID: 0420600Open Date: 10/03/2001

H & H Tower Services Company
Canal & Line Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1791/Structural Steel Erection
Mailing: 236 Cecil Havard Rd, Lucedale, MS 39452

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/03/2001
Emphasis: L:Fall, L:Flcare, S:Construction, S:Construction FatalitiesClose Case:01/01/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102329935    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 6 6
Initial Penalty $25,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,900
Current Penalty $25,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 03/27/2002 04/02/2002 $4,900 $4,900 $0 04/08/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 03/27/2002 04/02/2002 $4,900 $4,900 $0 04/08/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 19260020 B01 03/27/2002 04/02/2002 $4,900 $4,900 $0 04/08/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01003B Serious 19260020 B02 03/27/2002 04/02/2002 $0 $0 $0 04/08/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19260021 B02 03/27/2002 04/02/2002 $4,900 $4,900 $0 04/08/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01005 Serious 19260100 A 03/27/2002 04/02/2002 $1,400 $1,400 $0 04/08/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01006 Serious 19260105 A 03/27/2002 04/02/2002 $4,900 $4,900 $0 04/08/2002 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202317434Event: 10/02/2001Employee Killed In Fall From Tower
Employee #1 and other employees were upgrading the antenna system on a 300-foot tower used by Cingular for cell phone service. There were three whip-type antennas on top of the tower that were being replaced by 12 new directional antennas. After the new antennas were installed, a "gin pole" (a 48-foot long section) was being lowered to the ground in the center of the tower. Employee #1 and another employee were riding on the "gin pole" (one at the top and one at the bottom). While the "gin pole" was being lowered to the ground, Employee #1, riding on the bottom, fell about 40 feet to the ground and was killed.
Keywords: gin pole, fall, fall protection, antenna, tower
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 304708951 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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