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Accident: 119580.015 - Employee Sustains Multiple Back Fractures In Fall From Tower

Accident: 119580.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 08/29/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1428464.01509/05/2019J W Didado
At 3:30 p.m. on August 29, 2019, Employee #1, employed by an electrical contract or, was climbing down the steel structure of an electrical transmission tower af ter completing the assigned work. The employee was using a fall protection harn ess with two pelican clips. He later reported that he was on the lower level of the tower, had clipped the bottom clip, and was reaching up to disengage the to p clip when he fell, a fall height of 25 feet. The employee was hospitalized to treat multiple fractures to the back.
Keywords: back, climbing, construction, descending, electrical work, fall, fall protection, fracture, harness, ppe, spine, steel column, transmission tower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1428464.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Electrical power installers and repairers

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