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Accident: 200357978 - Employee Is Killed From Complications Of Fall While Digging

Accident: 200357978 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 05/13/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31322284608/27/20094813Carolina Telephone And Telegraph Company Llc
On May 13, 2009, Employee #1 was lifting a two-piece fiberglass/cement lid (2.5 ft by 4.5 ft) from a box buried in the ground in order to work on cable splices inside the box. Employee #1 removed approximately 6 to 8 ins. of dirt from the box to access the lid. During this task, Employee #1 slipped and fell. Employee #1 fractured his left hip. He underwent surgery to repair the fracture, which included replacement of a prior total left hip replacement. Employee #1was hospitalized until his discharge to a rehabilitation center on June 1, 2009. Approximately one week after being discharged from the rehabilitation center, Employee #1 experienced shortness of breath. He collapsed on June 16, 2009, and emergency medical assistance was called. Employee #1 was transported to a hospital, but he could not be resuscitated. The autopsy report cited the cause of death as acute pulmonary thromboembolism due to recent hip replacement/repair surgery following Employee #1's fall at work.
Keywords: blood clot, fracture, communication cable, fall, hip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313222846 Fatality Dislocation Telephone installers and repairers

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