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Accident: 170841274 - Employee'S Pelvis Fractured In Fall From Utility Pole

Accident: 170841274 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 03/21/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12559458003/30/20003661Pacific Bell
Employee #1 was climbing a utility pole using a body belt and pole climbers. His gaff hit a crystallized knot and cut out. He slipped 4.9 meters down the pole, fracturing his pelvis. He was hospitalized for his injuries. Employee #1 was engaged in a rope and roller assignment at the time of the accident.
Keywords: fracture, telecom work, slip, pelvis, fall, utility pole, cutout--gaff
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125594580 Hospitalized injury Fracture Telephone line installers and repairers

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