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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 305224362 - Apex Tower, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Tampa

Nr: 305224362Report ID: 0420600Open Date: 04/25/2002

Apex Tower, Inc.
6275 South Tex Point Street
Homosassa Springs, FL 34448
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 2734 Bridgewater Dr, Gainsville, GA 30506

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/26/2002
Emphasis: L:Fall, L:Flcare, S:Construction, S:Construction FatalitiesClose Case:07/02/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,900
Current Penalty $4,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260105 A 10/09/2002 10/15/2002 $4,900 $4,900 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202327748Event: 04/25/2002Employee Killed In Fall
Employee #1 was fatally injured after falling 130 ft during construction of a telecommunication tower. The employees were troubleshooting to determine why the strobe warning lights were not working properly. After being hoisted into position Employee #1 was communicating with the electricians on the ground to determine what was wrong with the lights by calling the color of the conductors and checking how they were connected. Power was not on at the time of the accident. Employee #1 did not tie off and fell 130 ft to his death.
Keywords: fracture, telecom work, fall, fall protection, tie-off, tower
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305224362 Fatality Fracture Structural metal workers

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