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Inspection: 309215986 - Tower Services, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Kentucky

Nr: 309215986Report ID: 0452110Open Date: 05/02/2006

Tower Services, Inc.
700 Youngtown Rd
Central City, KY 42330
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 236220/Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Mailing: 1012 Hickory Ave, Hixon, TN 37343

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/31/2006
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:05/13/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101869212    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $3,000 $140,000 $0 $0 $0 $143,000
Current Penalty $3,000 $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $24,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Willful 19260020 B02 11/01/2006 11/07/2006 $0 $70,000 $0 11/13/2006 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002A Willful 19260501 B01 11/01/2006 11/07/2006 $0 $70,000 $0 11/13/2006 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01002B Willful 19100268 G01 11/01/2006 11/07/2006 $0 $0 $0 11/13/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01003A Willful 19260020 B02 11/01/2006 11/07/2006 $21,000 $0 $0 Q - National Office Adjustment
  5. 01003B Willful 19260501 B01 11/01/2006 11/07/2006 $0 $0 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01003C Willful 19100268 G01 11/01/2006 11/07/2006 $0 $0 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 02001 Serious 19260501 A02 11/01/2006 11/07/2006 $1,500 $1,500 $0 11/13/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 02002 Serious 19260503 C03 11/01/2006 11/07/2006 $1,500 $1,500 $0 11/13/2006 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201856549Event: 05/02/2006Employee Is Killed In Fall From Tower
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on May 2, 2006, Employee #1, a tower technician with Tower Services, Inc., was killed when he fell approximately 380 ft from a cell phone tower. A coworker who was on the tower with Employee #1 stated that neither of them were utilizing fall protection equipment. The foreman confirmed this to the investigators.
Keywords: communication tower, lifeline, work rules, fall, fall protection, tower
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309215986 Fatality Other Construction laborers

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