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Inspection: 307528489 - Ne Colorado Cellular Inc. Dba Viaero Wireless

Inspection Information - Office: Denver

Nr: 307528489Report ID: 0830500Open Date: 02/28/2005

Ne Colorado Cellular Inc. Dba Viaero Wireless
38683 County Road E
Yuma, CO 80759
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: 1224 West Platte Ave., Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/19/2005
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:05/18/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral201577640 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $3,500 $112,000 $0 $0 $0 $115,500
Current Penalty $125,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $125,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260503 A01 08/24/2005 09/01/2005 $5,000 $3,500 $0 09/12/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 5A0001 08/24/2005 09/01/2005 $60,000 $56,000 $0 09/12/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02002A Serious 5A0001 08/24/2005 09/01/2005 $60,000 $56,000 $0 09/12/2005 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 02002B Willful 19260502 E09 08/24/2005 09/01/2005 $0 $0 $0 09/12/2005 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201572831Event: 02/25/2005Employee Killed In Fall From Communication Tower
An employee was installing a new digital cellular telephone antenna on the antenna mount of an existing three-leg communication tower. He was suspended by his work positioning lanyard from an antenna mount near the top of the tower. Seconds after being observed in this position, the employee fell approximately 55 meters. He died of injuries sustained in the fall. The snaphook on his work positioning lanyard had previously been damaged, and he was not tied off with his fall arrest lanyard.
Keywords: attachment hook, communication tower, telecom work, inadequate maint, equipment failure, lanyard, fall, fall protection, antenna, communication worker
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307528489 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction trades, n.e.c.

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