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Accident: 170835961 - Employee Fractures Wrist And Heel In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 170835961 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 11/14/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12554126811/25/20084841Comcast Of East San Fernando Valley Lp

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on November 14, 2008, Employee #1 was at a private residence, upgrading the existing cable service. The upgrade required Employee #1 to install a trap approximately 24 feet above ground level on a utility pole. Employee #1 used a Werner Level-Master 30-foot extension ladder (Model Number PK80). Employee #1 positioned the ladder to get a cable strand two feet away from the pole. Employee #1 then climbed the ladder and was attempting to secure his safety belt when the ladder made a clicking noise and slid five feet to the north, causing Employee #1 to fall approximately 12 feet to the concrete driveway. Employee #1 fractured his left wrist and right heel, and was hospitalized as a result of the fall. Employee #1 worked for Comcast of East San Fernando Valley LP.

Keywords: communication cable, electrician, ladder, electrical work, elec utility work, fall, hand, foot

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125541268 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

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