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Inspection: 313876864 - North Florida Tower Service, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Jacksonville

Nr: 313876864Report ID: 0419700Open Date: 05/05/2010

North Florida Tower Service, Inc.
State Road 357
Hines, FL 32347
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1791/Structural Steel Erection
NAICS: 238190/ Other Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
Mailing: 1059 Se Press Ruth Road, Lake City, FL 32025

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/21/2010
Emphasis: L:Fall, S:Commercial Constr, S:Fall From HeightClose Case:08/30/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260501 B01 08/05/2010 08/10/2010 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201354024Event: 05/04/2010Employee Is Killed In Fall From Communication Tower
On May 4, 2010, an employee and a coworker were working on a 400-foot communication tower. They were removing a 4-foot tower at the 120-foot level, and removing and replacing a 16-foot antenna that was on the top of the tower. As they climbed the tower, they were also disconnecting the straps that held the antenna wires in place. While at the 240-foot level, the employee repositioned himself from one side of the tower to the other. He wore a harness which had three lanyards attached to it so that he could be secured at all times, but he was using only one of the lanyards to secure himself. While he was repositioning himself, he disconnected his one lanyard, and before he could reconnect it to the next connection or anchor point, he fell. He fell onto the top of a mechanical building and then to the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: communication tower, lanyard, fall, fall protection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313876864 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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