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Inspection: 312146525 - Structural Systems Technology, Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ft. Lauderdale

Nr: 312146525Report ID: 0418800Open Date: 05/22/2008

Structural Systems Technology, Inc
502 Nw 207th Street
Miami, FL 33161
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 8999/Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 541990/ All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Mailing: 6867 Elm Street Ste 200, Mclean, VA 22101

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/22/2008
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:12/22/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100680628    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $9,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,800
Current Penalty $4,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260501 B01 11/07/2008 12/05/2008 $4,900 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19260502 D21 11/07/2008 12/05/2008 $0 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200677342Event: 05/22/2008Employee Is Killed In Fall From Communications Tower
On May 22, 2008, Employee #1 was a member of a six-man crew, which was conducting tower maintenance activities on the tower. The employer had been contracted to clean all the rusted areas of the tower, patch all the holes in the horizontal and diagonal members by welding half pipes over the rust damaged areas, power wash and clean the tower of all rust, dirt, grease, and to treat the entire tower with a coat of primer and a coat of acrylic latex. The day of the incident, the six-man crew began work around 7:00 a.m. Three employees were assigned to apply a coat of primer from the top down, and two other employees, as well as Employee #1, were assigned to pressure wash at a lower elevation of the tower, about 500-feet high. Employee #1 was wearing a DBI/SALA ExoFit full body harness; however, there was no lanyard hooked or connected into Employee #1's back Dee-ring at the time of the fall. Employee #1 proceeded to fall approximately 450 feet from a 1,100-foot communications tower dying instantly.
Keywords: maintenance, acrylic monomer, ppe, cleaning, welding, lanyard, fall, fall protection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312146525 Fatality Fracture Occupation Not Listed

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