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Accident: 127634.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Ladder While Installing Tele

Accident: 127634.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 07/06/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1482663.01507/09/2020Wideopenwest Cleveland, Llc
At 9:30 a.m. on July 6, 2020, Employee #1 was working for a telecommunications f irm as a service technician. It provided internet service and cable television. He was installing new television (TV) cable. He was working from a "7/11 extens ion ladder." This was a combination ladder that could be used as a 2.1 meter (7- foot) stepladder or a 3.4 meter (11-foot) straight ladder. He was installing a n ew cable TV connection in a junction box. He fell from the ladder approximately 3.0 meters (10 feet) into an open stairway next to the work area. He suffered bl unt force head injury due to the fall. He was killed. The employee had been an e mployee of the firm for approximately 4 years. He had extensive training in fall protection, ladder safety, electrical safety, and other safety programs maintai ned by the company. He was audited on a monthly basis and documented. The weathe r on the day of the accident was mostly sunny, with a temperature of around 31 d egrees Celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit) and a slight south-southwest (SSW) wind a t the time of the incident.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, communication cable, communication worker, extension ladder, fall, fixed ladder, head, ladder, stepladder, telecom work, training
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1482663.015 26 M Fatality Technicians, n.e.c.

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