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Inspection: 312372824 - Demand Communications, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Syracuse

Nr: 312372824Report ID: 0215800Open Date: 12/15/2009

Demand Communications, Inc.
County Route 16
Montour Falls, NY 14865
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: Po Box 186, Owego, NY 13827

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/21/2010
Close Case:08/20/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $300 $0 $2,400
Current Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $300 $0 $2,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 05/26/2010 06/03/2010 $2,100 $2,100 $0 06/21/2010 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 02001 Other 19100132 H01 05/26/2010 06/03/2010 $300 $300 $0 06/21/2010 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200881688Event: 12/14/2009Employee Is Killed In Tower Collapse
On December 14, 2009, Employee #1, working as part of a tower crew, was replacing 21 guy wires, three each at seven different elevations, on a 360 ft radio antenna. They dropped the lowest set of guy wires from an elevation of approximately 50 ft. Employee #1 was at the 50 ft level and started attaching the newly fabricated guy wires. The tower buckled and collapsed and Employee #1, who was attached to the tower, was struck and crushed by falling tower pieces. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: collapse, crushed, fall protection, struck by, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312372824 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers

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