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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 308591502 - Quality Tower Service Ltd

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North

Nr: 308591502Report ID: 0626600Open Date: 04/11/2006

Quality Tower Service Ltd
8245 Woodlands Pkwy
The Woodlands, TX 77382
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4813/Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone
NAICS: 517310/Telecommunications Resellers
Mailing: 1630 Elmview Dr, Houston, TX 77080

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/11/2006
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:07/18/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $5,600 $0 $0 $2,000 $0 $7,600
Current Penalty $2,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19260104 B 10/03/2006 10/10/2006 $2,800 $2,800 $0 10/24/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19261053 A19 I 10/03/2006 10/10/2006 $2,800 $2,800 $0 10/24/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19040039 A 10/03/2006 10/10/2006 $0 $2,000 $0 10/24/2006 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201762564Event: 04/10/2006Employee Is Killed In Fall From Monopole
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on April 10, 2006, Employee #1 was climbing a 185 ft telecommunications tower (Monopole) in preparation for hoisting a series of antennas that were to be installed. A witness stated that Employee #1 was wearing a safety harness and carrying a rope over his shoulder to be used for rigging. When Employee #1 was at a height of approximately 165 ft, the witness heard a noise and saw Employee #1 falling. Employee #1 was killed, when he landed on a platform at the base of the tower.
Keywords: telecom work, rope, safety belt, climbing on column, fall, fall protection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308591502 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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