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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1482663.015 - Wideopenwest Cleveland, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Cleveland


Inspection Nr: 1482663.015
Report ID: 0522300
Date Opened: 07/09/2020

Site Address:
Wideopenwest Cleveland, Llc
5200 Royalton Road Apt B3
North Royalton, OH 44133

Mailing Address:
105 Blaze Industrial Pkwy, Berea, OH 44017

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 517919 

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/09/2020

Emphasis: L:Fall

Case Closed: 09/11/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1620850
Referral 1617660 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 127634.015
Event: 07/06/2020
Employee Is Killed In Fall From Ladder While Installing Tele

At 9:30 a.m. on July 6, 2020, Employee #1 was working for a telecommunications f irm as a service technician. It provided internet service and cable television. He was installing new television (TV) cable. He was working from a "7/11 extens ion ladder." This was a combination ladder that could be used as a 2.1 meter (7- foot) stepladder or a 3.4 meter (11-foot) straight ladder. He was installing a n ew cable TV connection in a junction box. He fell from the ladder approximately 3.0 meters (10 feet) into an open stairway next to the work area. He suffered bl unt force head injury due to the fall. He was killed. The employee had been an e mployee of the firm for approximately 4 years. He had extensive training in fall protection, ladder safety, electrical safety, and other safety programs maintai ned by the company. He was audited on a monthly basis and documented. The weathe r on the day of the accident was mostly sunny, with a temperature of around 31 d egrees Celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit) and a slight south-southwest (SSW) wind a t the time of the incident.

Keywords:blunt force trauma, communication cable, communication worker, extension ladder, fall, fixed ladder, head, ladder, stepladder, telecom work, training

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1482663.015 Fatality Technicians, n.e.c.
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