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Accident: 14503304 - Fall From Ladder

Accident: 14503304 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 07/22/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10004604407/24/19864813Southwestern Bell Telephone, Inc.
An employee was about 3.7 meters above the ground working from a nonconductive ladder supported by an overhead distribution cable. A service drop to a residence was connected to the cable near the ladder. The employee cut the service drop, causing the distribution cable to move with the release of tension. The resultant movement caused the employee, who was not using fall protection equipment, to fall from the ladder. The employee fractured his hip and his collarbone as a result of the fall. He was hospitalized and died of his injuries 3 days after the accident.
Keywords: fracture, communication cable, collarbone, ladder, fall, fall protection, hip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100046044 Fatality Fracture Telephone line installers and repairers

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