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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 317036333 - Transmit Program Management Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 317036333Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 08/12/2013

Transmit Program Management Llc
1275 Nc 55 E.
Coats, NC 27521
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7622/Radio and Television Repair Shops
NAICS: 811213/Communication Equipment Repair and Maintenance
Mailing: 46 Uriah'S Dr., Duxbury, MA 02332

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/13/2013
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:02/25/2014
Emphasis: L:Comtower

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200361822Event: 08/12/2013Employee Dies In Fall From Communication Tower
On August 12, 2013, Employee #1 and a coworker, who was a trainee, were troubleshooting a radio system on a communication tower. The coworker climbed the tower to troubleshoot the system, while Employee #1 remained below to prepare the new component for installation. After verifying radio failure, Employee #1 climbed to show the trainee how to disconnect the old radio and rig the new system. After reaching the upper platform at a height of approximately 200 ft, Employee #1 sat for a moment to rest from the climb. He then moved to tie off and found that a carabiner was on his positioning carabiner (lanyard). He leaned against the T-boom to remove the carabiner, when he slipped to his right, falling 200 ft and landing on his back in pea gravel. Employee #1 was killed in the fall.
Keywords: communication tower, repair, fall, fall protection, tower
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 317036333 Fatality Other Electrical power installers and repairers

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