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Accident: 134951.015 - Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries In Fall From Utility Pole

Accident: 134951.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 01/27/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1512115.01501/28/2021M.J. Electric, Llc
At 11:00 a.m. on January 27, 2021, Employee #1, an apprentice lineman using a pe rsonal fall arrest system, was working from a wooden utility pole and installing travelers for a power line. He then began to climb down the pole to remove EPZ electrical grounds. The employee proceeded to belt around the top insulator. He installed a secondary fall restraint, then removed the primary fall restrain t and leaned into the secondary restraint. The employee fell to the marshy grou nd, a fall height of approximately 55 feet, sustaining multiple traumatic injuri es. The employee was transported to the hospital and admitted for treatment. H is injuries included fractures and lacerations to the ribs and spleen, and multi ple other traumatic injuries.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, climbing on column, construction, electrical work, equipment grounding, fall, fall protection, fracture, installing, insulator, laceration, power line worker, rib, spleen, utility pole
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition   55
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1512115.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Electrical Power-Line FallDist: 55

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