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Accident: 201250115 - Lineman Falls From Ladder And Dies

Accident: 201250115 -- Report ID: 0257240 -- Event Date: 03/02/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30815810403/02/20054813Puerto Rico Telephone Company Inc

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on March 2, 2005, a lineman was replacing a damaged residential telephone line. The employee supported an extension ladder in the center of the main aerial line. The line was subjected to tension by the line that was been replaced. The employee climbed the ladder, cut the old line releasing the tension in the main line. The employee lost his balance and fell 10 to 15 ft to the paved road. He was declared dead a few hours after the accident.

Keywords: maintenance, extension ladder, telecom work, communication cable, work rules, ladder, fall, fall protection, lost balance

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308158104 Fatality Fracture Telephone line installers and repairers

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