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Accident: 118560.015 - Employee Fractures Back In Fall Off Ladder During Wiring Ins

Accident: 118560.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 07/29/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1420207.01508/02/2019Charter Communications, Inc.
At 11:00 a.m. on July 29, 2019, an employee responded to a work order at a resid ence to replace a coaxial cable from the main feed to the house. The main feed w as approximately 15 to 20 feet from the ground. The employee was using a ladder when he fell to the lawn below. The home owner called 911 and the employee was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted to treat a broken vertebra.
Keywords: back, blunt force, blunt force trauma, cable, fall, fall from elevation, fracture, installing, ladder, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous situation, telecom work, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1420207.015 62 M Hospitalized injury Installers And Repairers

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