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Accident: 114351.015 - Employee Falls When Struck By Falling Utility Pole And Recei

Accident: 114351.015 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 10/29/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1358085.01511/05/2018Henkels & Mccoy Inc.
At 12:25 p.m. on October 29, 2018, an employee inspected a utility pole to deter mine any signs of rot or deterioration. After completing the inspection, the top portion of the pole was removed and tied/ guyed to secure the pole. The employe e climbed the pole to disconnect communication lines in preparation to remove th e pole and then began to descend the pole. At some point, the pole cracked and b roke approximately twelve to fourteen inches below ground and the pole fell over . The employee fell and the pole landed on top of the employee who received frac tured ribs and a ruptured spleen. The employee was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: climbing, descending, fall, falling object, fracture, rib, rupture, spleen, struck by, utility pole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1358085.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Electrical Power-Line

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