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Accident: 134484.015 - Employee Is Killed After Falling And Being Crushed By Pole

Accident: 134484.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 03/29/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1522938.01503/30/2021Black Warrior Electric Membership Corporation
At 8:30 a.m. on March 29, 2021, an employee was attempting to reattach damaged p owerlines to a 30 ft. wooden utility pole. The employee was attached to the pole with a body belt and harness. As the employee pulled the power lines, the pole snapped at the base causing him to fall. He landed between the ground and the po le, causing internal injuries and killing him.
Keywords: abdomen, caught between, climbing, crushed, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, falling object, malfunction, overhead power line, power line worker, power lines, ppe, safety belt, utility pole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1522938.015 51 M Fatality Electrical Power-Line

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