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Accident: 105040.015 - Employee Falls From Freezer And Fractures Ankles, Injures Ba

Accident: 105040.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 04/21/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1311658.01504/26/2018Wilson Electric
At 11:36 a.m. on April 21, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by an electrical services company, were engaged in installation work inside a 24-foot building. They were pulling Cat 5E data cable from the top of a large walk-in freezer and attaching J-hooks. The employees were not using fall protection. Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 23 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for fractures to both ankles and injuries to multiple vertebrae.
Keywords: vertebra, fall, electrician, fracture, installing, fall protection, electrical work, construction, work surface, ankle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   1 24
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1311658.015 62 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Electrical and electronic engineers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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