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Accident: 105040.015 - Employee Falls From Freezer And Fractures Ankles, Injures Ba

Accident: 105040.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 04/21/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1311658.01504/26/2018Wilson Electric

At 11:36 a.m. on April 21, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by an elec trical services company, were engaged in installation work inside a 24-foot buil ding. They were pulling Cat 5E data cable from the top of a large walk-in freez er and attaching J-hooks. The employees were not using fall protection. Employ ee #1 fell, a fall height of 23 feet. Emergency services were called, and Emplo yee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for fractur es to both ankles and injuries to multiple vertebrae.

Keywords: ankle, construction, electrical work, electrician, fall, fall protection, fracture, installing, vertebra, work surface
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   1 24

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1311658.015 62 M Hospitalized injury Electrical and electronic engineers FallDist: 24
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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