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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 306906215 - Alpha Tower Service

Inspection Information - Office: Mobile

Nr: 306906215Report ID: 0418600Open Date: 12/20/2003

Alpha Tower Service
469 C.R. 47
Prattville, AL 36067
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 3021 Pretty Branch Dr East, Mobile, AL 36618

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/05/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:09/09/2004
Emphasis: L:Fall, S:Construction Fatalities

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $9,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,800
Current Penalty $9,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,800
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 03/12/2004 03/19/2004 $4,900 $4,900 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19260503 C03 03/12/2004 03/24/2004 $4,900 $4,900 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19260503 B01 03/12/2004 03/24/2004 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200451516Event: 12/20/2003Employee Is Killed In Fall From Communication Tower
Employee #1 was working with a crew pulling up cables on a communication tower. He was approximately 150 feet up the 300 foot tower. His job was to secure the cable with a hoisting grip and ground it after the cable was set at the top of the tower. Two cables had been pulled into position and secured and the third cable was just starting to be pulled up when the employee fell to the ground and was killed. The investigation revealed that Employee #1 was only using a positioning belt along with his harness. His lanyard was in the tool box on the ground at the time of the accident. It is believed that the employee disconnected his positioning belt to move out of the way of the cable being pulled up and fell during his attempt to move.
Keywords: communication tower, installing, wire rope, fall, fall protection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306906215 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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