May 2018 Enforcement

Communication Tower Contractor Cited Following Three Fatalities at Miami Worksite

OSHA cited Tower King II, Inc., for exposing employees to fall and struck-by hazards. There were three fatalities while installing an antenna on a communications tower in Miami. OSHA found that the device that attaches to a tower to hoist loads failed, causing the employees to fall. OSHA proposed penalties of $12,934, the maximum allowed under law.

“This tragedy underscores the importance of having a qualified individual conduct an analysis before performing construction work on communication towers,” said Condell Eastmond, Fort Lauderdale OSHA Office Director Condell.

The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

For more information, read the news release.

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