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Accident: 170158687 - Employee Killed In 30 Ft Fall From Utility Pole

Accident: 170158687 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 08/16/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11211439208/17/19901731M.B. Nerzog Electric Inc.
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on August 16, 1990, Employee #1, a foreman for Herzor Electric, Inc., was approximately 30 ft above the ground, standing on the crossarm of a power utility pole. In preparation for moving the power lines away from a building, he unbolted one end of a bracket to which he had been tied off, causing him to fall. His head struck against a building projection before he landed on the ground. Employee #1 was transported by Santa Monica Fire Department paramedics to the UCLA Medical Center, where he died the same day.
Keywords: head, work rules, struck against, construction, fall, fall protection, tie-off, utility pole, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112114392 Fatality Fracture Electrical power installers and repairers

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