Inspection: 315538157 - Hayden Tower Service, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Kansas City
Nr: 315538157Report ID:0728500Open Date: 08/12/2011
Hayden Tower Service, Inc.
Image Rd. Between Hwy 11 & Inman Rd.
Brookfield, MO 64628
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 2836 N.W. Highway 24, Topeka, KS 66618
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:SafetyClose Conference:10/26/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:10/29/2012
Emphasis: L:Xfallelec,S:Fall From Height
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2

Current Violations

Initial Penalty 9800

Current Penalty

FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19260105 A 10/26/2011 11/14/2011 $0 $4900 $0 11/07/2011 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19260502 D21 10/26/2011 11/14/2011 $0 $4900 $0 11/07/2011 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200003143Event: 08/11/2011Employee Is Killed In Fall Off Tower
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on August 11, 2011, several employees were tasked with dismantling an Anderson M-46 100-ft cellular tower that was no longer needed. This tower was located on the south side of Image Road, between Highway 11 and Inman Road. The tower was assembled using five 20-ft triangular sections with saddles bolted to the legs to attach one section to the next, making the tower progressively taller. There was a triangular platform on top of the tower, housing the cellular antennas. After the antenna platform had been removed, three of the employees climbed the faces of the tower to approximately 80 feet to unbolt the top section of the tower for removal by a truck mounted crane. Employee #1 fell from the tower, 80 feet to the ground below. Emergency medical services were notified and arrived within minutes. Employee #1 was alive, but unresponsive. He was transported by air ambulance to University Hospital, where he died shortly after arrival.
Keywords: construction, fall, fall protection, tower, antenna, truck crane, platform
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315538157 Fatality Other Construction laborers