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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 306220039 - Blackman Services

Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta East

Nr: 306220039Report ID: 0418100Open Date: 04/26/2004

Blackman Services
5715 Stone Haven Dr.
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 717 Van Buren Road, Barnesville, GA 30204

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/26/2004
Emphasis: S:Construction FatalitiesClose Case:04/04/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $4,900 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $6,400
Current Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $3,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001A Serious 19260020 B02 10/01/2004 10/28/2004 $0 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19260020 B03 10/01/2004 10/28/2004 $2,500 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19040039 A 10/01/2004 10/06/2004 $1,000 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201281722Event: 04/07/2004Employee Killed In Fall With Communication Tower
On April 7, 2004, Employee #1, who worked for a cell tower service company, was dismantling an amateur radio tower. He was lowering the last 50 ft long section of tower to the ground when a temporary guy rope failed, causing the tower to fall. Employee #1 was tied off to the tower and fell with it to the ground. He was killed.
Keywords: communication tower, dismantling, telecom work, construction, equipment failure, guy, fall, tower, overturn
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306220039 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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