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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311414478 - Overland Contracting, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Jackson

Nr: 311414478Report ID: 0419400Open Date: 04/23/2008

Overland Contracting, Inc.
733 Highway 61 S
Natchez, MS 39120
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 587 Sigman Road, Conyers, GA 30013

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/24/2008
Emphasis: L:Fall, S:Fall From HeightClose Case:08/18/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201363231Event: 04/23/2008Employee Is Killed In Fall From Cell Tower
On April 23, 2008, Employee #1 was installing stacker blocks for coax cable within the interior of a cell tower between the 80 and 100 ft level of the tower. As he was working his way down, the crew leader who was at a higher elevation noticed that he was not placing the coax into the blocks. The crew leader shouted to him to come back up and install the coax into the blocks as he processes down. While Employee #1 climbed back up, the crew leader continued with his task. Several minutes passed by and all of a sudden the crew leader noticed the coax moving erratically, and look down and saw Employee #1 fall. The crew leader tried to grab onto the coax, but could not. Employee #1 was killed in the fall. From the investigation, Employee #1 may have been at the 100 ft level preparing to place the coax into the first block when he fell.
Keywords: installing, wire rope, fall, fall protection, tower
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311414478 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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