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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 308567205 - Wireless Horizon Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Peoria

Nr: 308567205Report ID: 0524500Open Date: 06/06/2005

Wireless Horizon Inc.
1900 5th Street
Lincoln, IL 62656
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: 7870 Mexico Road, St. Peters, MO 63376

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/02/2005
Emphasis: L:Comtower, L:Fall, S:Construction FatalitiesClose Case:09/02/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $750 $0 $750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19260105 A 08/05/2005 08/10/2005 $750 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200271427Event: 06/06/2005Employee Is Killed In Fall From Tower
On June 6, 2005, Employee #1 was with a crew dismantling an unused microwave tower. The workers had just "jumped" the gin pole and were preparing to remove a "K" section from the south face of the tower. Employee #1 was climbing the gin pole to attach a sling to the "K" section when the gin pole began sliding down the tower face. It was abruptly stopped by the load line ball, causing Employee #1 to fall approximately 120 feet to the ground. He was killed.
Keywords: gin pole, communication tower, demolition, dismantling, fall, fall protection, tower
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308567205 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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