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Accident: 170000426 - Employee Injured In Fall From Utility Pole

Accident: 170000426 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 02/04/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11125368802/05/19921623Moza Construction
On February 4, 1992, Employee #1, a lineman, was part of a three-man powerline crew that was installing a secondary line from a customer to a power pole. Employee #1 decided that he could not do the job from his position in the bucket truck. He climbed out of the bucket onto the pole, ignoring his foreman, who was telling him to get back in the bucket. While maneuvering around on the pole, Employee #1 lost his grip and fell approximately 20 ft. He was hospitalized with an injured hip.
Keywords: installing, power line worker, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, utility pole, hip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111253688 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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