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Accident: 116181.015 - Employee Falls Off Ladder And Fractures Wrist

Accident: 116181.015 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 04/25/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1398075.01505/01/2019Charter Communications, Inc
At 7:45 p.m. on April 25, 2019, an employee was working for a telecommunications , mass media, and cable operations firm. He installed and repaired telephone lin es. He was checking on a line. He was working from a ladder. The upper end of th e ladder was resting against a cable line. As he was climbing down the ladder, t he upper end shifted to the right on the cable line. The employee fell off the l adder. He fell 15 feet (4.6 meters). He suffered a broken left wrist and lacerat ions. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: communication cable, communication worker, fall, fracture, laceration, ladder, telecom work, unstable position, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1398075.015 39 M Hospitalized injury Telephone line installers and repairers

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