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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 171061112 - Employee Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 171061112 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 06/19/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30440932906/21/20011731Paradigm Communications

An employee was removing a cable television line at a residence. The line from the residence was connected midspan between two utility poles, so he used an extension ladder to reach the connection. The employee fell from the ladder. He was hospitalized for his injuries.

Keywords: fracture, extension ladder, cable tv work, communication cable, ladder, back, fall
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition Under $50,000 1

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304409329 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip. FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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