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Inspection: 314557000 - Mccord Communication Service, Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham

Nr: 314557000Report ID: 0418300Open Date: 07/22/2010

Mccord Communication Service, Inc
Shipley Road And Ossington Avenue
Anniston, AL 36201
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3663/Radio and Television Broadcasting and Communications Equipment
NAICS: 334220/Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Mailing: 1508 Noble Street, Anniston, AL 36201

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/09/2010
Emphasis: L:Fall, S:Fall From HeightClose Case:12/09/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101275469    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201273000Event: 07/22/2010Two Communications Workers Killed In Tower Collapse
Two employees of a company that constructed and maintained broadcasting and wireless communications towers had completed needed repairs to a three hundred foot-tall Rohn 45G tower. They were descending the tower while tying coaxial cable to the tower and were about fifty to sixty feet above the ground. A driver for a crane and rigging subcontractor was backing a boom truck without a ground guide or spotter, when he backed into the guy-wires of the tower, causing the tower to collapse. One employee died at the scene, and the other employee was transported to the University of Alabama, Birmingham, where he died later that evening.
Keywords: rigging, telecom work, collapse, guy, fall, antenna, falling object, tower, backing up, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314557000 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 314557000 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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