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Accident: 115538.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Fractures Leg

Accident: 115538.015 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 04/05/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1391574.01504/08/2019Comcast Holdings Corp
At 1:20 p.m. on April 5, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a telecommunications com pany, was preparing to install new service for a residence being remodeled. He was climbing a ladder to access a communications cable when the ladder slid and fell. The employee fell, a fall height of 10 feet. Emergency services transpor ted the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for a compou nd fracture of his left leg.
Keywords: climbing on ladder, communication cable, fall, fall protection, fracture, installing, leg, residential construction, telecom work, unsecured, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   22
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1391574.015 30 M Hospitalized injury FallDist: 10
FallHt:10
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause:

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