Accident Report Detail
Accident: 202487146 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Pole
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On April 25, 2008, a crew of lineman was assigned repair work on utility lines and associated electrical devices. Employee #1, a lineman, was climbing a pole on the shoulder of Natoma Street, just east of Prison Road, in the city of Folsom. While Employee #1 was free climbing the pole using gaffs, the gaffs "cut out" at approximately 12 feet from the ground. Employee #1 fell from the pole to the ground and sustained serious injuries that included fractures to his finger, arm, and pelvis. Employee #1 was hospitalized for five days.