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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120327374 - Pacific Bell

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno


Inspection Nr: 120327374
Report ID: 0950625
Open Date: 12/11/1996

Site Address:
Pacific Bell
1418 M Street
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: Union



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/11/1996


Close Case:12/11/1996

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361353147

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201080132
Event: 06/13/1996
Fall - Ladder Struck By Cable

A communications worker was working from a ladder, tying a frame jumper. He was an experienced worker with training in ladder safety. A coworker was pulling cable from a cable reel beneath him. The cable reel jammed, causing the cable to strike the ladder and the employee on it to lose his balance and fall 1.8 meters to the ground. The employee landed on his left arm, breaking his left wrist. He was hospitalized for his injuries. After the accident, the company inspected the ladder and found no problems. The company also took the cable reel out of service and repaired it.

Keywords:fracture, telecom work, communication cable, ladder, fall, mech malfunction, communication worker, wrist

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120327374 Hospitalized injury Fracture Telephone line installers and repairers
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