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Accident: 202597829 - Worker Breaks Both Ankles In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 202597829 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 03/09/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31060665205/07/20094841Charter Communications

On March 9, 2009, Employee #1 was climbing a 24-foot extension ladder to remove a communication cable drop. The bottom of the ladder slipped. Employee #1 jumped off the ladder as it began to fall. The employee broke both of his ankles when he fell 18 feet to the ground. The employer reported the accident to the state on March 10, 2009.

Keywords: fracture, communication cable, ladder, slip, fall, ankle, communication worker

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310606652 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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