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Accident: 14492540 - Fall From Ladder

Accident: 14492540 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 08/28/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11411921708/29/19954841Rtk Corporation
A cable television worker was working from a 28-foot-long fiberglass extension ladder. The ladder was secured to suspension strand by strand hooks. The cable was about 20 feet above the ground where the ladder was, but the employee was not using any personal fall protection equipment. He cut a cable television drop cable connected to the main cable at mid-span, and he fell off the ladder to the asphalt roadway. He sustained fatal head injuries as a result of the fall.
Keywords: head, telecom work, cable tv work, communication cable, ladder, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114119217 Fatality Concussion Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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