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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 931468.015 - Custom Tower, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Jackson

Nr: 931468.015Report ID: 0419400Open Date: 08/17/2013

Custom Tower, Llc
5181 Highway 149
Louise, MS 39097
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 402 Facile Road, Scott, LA 70583

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/17/2013
Close Case:10/01/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $50,400 $0 $0 $0 $50,400
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260501 B01 12/04/2013 12/11/2013 $7,000 $50,400 $0 12/17/2013 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 50726.015Event: 08/17/2013Employee Falls From Communication Tower And Is Killed
At 8:30 a.m. on August 17, 2013, Employee #1 was sitting in the seat sling of a tower climbing harness. He was 125 feet above the ground on a communication tower, waiting for a coworker to put on his gear and climb up to help install two communicating dishes for a cellular company. His tower climbing harness was attached to the tower with a positioning lanyard, but he did not have his double lanyard with him that attached to the back upper D-ring of the harness to the tower. Employee #1 disconnected his positioning lanyard to reposition himself and fell to the ground, killing him.
Keywords: sling, lanyard, fall, communication worker, communication tower, unstable position, tower, struck against
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 931468.015 Fatality Concussion Communications equipment operators, n.e.c.

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