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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 957188.015 - S. & S. Communication Specialists, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston

Nr: 957188.015Report ID: 0316400Open Date: 02/01/2014

S. & S. Communication Specialists, Inc.
9141 Murphy Roadnull
Clarksburg, WV 26301
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 418 Main Streetnull, Hulbert, OK 74441

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/03/2014
Close Case:05/20/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $11,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 07/23/2014 07/29/2014 $5,950 $7,000 $0 08/15/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260502 D15 07/23/2014 07/29/2014 $5,950 $7,000 $0 08/15/2014 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 57451.015Event: 02/01/2014Two Employees Are Killed In Communications Tower Collapse
At 11:37 a.m. on February 1, 2014, two employees were removing tubular diagonal bracing from a communications tower. As they were replacing the bracing with ? i nch angle iron at a 60-70 ft section, the communications tower collapsed. Suffer ing crushing and impalement from the structural metal, both employees were kille d due to multiple injuries to the head, torso and extremities.
Keywords: communication tower, crushing, head, impaled, struck by, structural collapse, torso
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 957188.015 Fatality
2 957188.015 Fatality

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