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Accident: 135832.015 - Employee Falls From Collapsing Utility Pole, Incurs Multiple

Accident: 135832.015 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 05/24/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1532794.01505/26/2021Adirondack Utility Construction Inc
At 5:32 p.m. on May 24, 2021, an employee climbed a utility pole to pull pre-exi sting strand wire and replace it. At some point, the utility pole snapped with t he employee on it. The pole and employee fell to the ground where the employee r eceived blunt force trauma to the left leg that caused severe laceration to the femoral artery, fractures to the tibia and femur, and an ankle dislocation. Due to excessive loss of blood, the employee was killed by his injuries.
Keywords: ankle, artery, blunt force trauma, dislocated, fall, fracture, laceration, leg, loss of blood, tibia, utility pole, wire line
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1532794.015 39 M Fatality Telecomm: Line Installers And Repairers

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