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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313638140 - S & S Communication Specialists Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: St. Louis

Nr: 313638140Report ID: 0729300Open Date: 09/15/2009

S & S Communication Specialists Inc.
Near Hwy 160 & County Road 419
West Plains, MO 65775
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 238190/ Other Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
Mailing: P.O. Box 628, Hulbert, OK 74441

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/09/2009
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:11/30/2009
Emphasis: L:Xfallelec, S:Commercial Constr, S:Fall From Height

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260501 B15 11/09/2009 11/30/2009 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19260502 E09 11/09/2009 11/30/2009 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200012813Event: 09/14/2009Employee Is Killed In Fall From Tower
On September 14, 2009, Employee #1 and his coworkers had ascended a communications tower to install antennas and to adjust the coaxle cables at the top of the 330-ft tall structure. Employee #1 descended approximately 10 ft to adjust the coaxle cables from that height. Employee #1 detached his positioning hook and fell to the ground. He was killed.
Keywords: telecom work, descending, fall, fall protection, tower
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313638140 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers

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