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Accident: 108608.015 - Employee Falls From A Telephone Pole And Suffers Contusions

Accident: 108608.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 03/01/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1304381.01503/27/2018At & T
At 9:30 a.m. on March 1, 2018, an employee had climbed up a telephone pole in the backyard of a residential home to remove an old telephone line. The employee cut the telephone line and dropped it onto a fence that separated two properties. The employee moved down the pole to recut the line and started to climb back up when he heard a clasp click before falling to the ground. The employee suffered contusions to his back and elbow. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: ppe, elbow, fall, telecom work, back, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1304381.015 44 M Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Telephone line installers and repairers

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