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Accident: 200604544 - Employee Dies In Fall From Aerial Lift

Accident: 200604544 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 05/07/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31429896905/07/20101731Dod Network Enterprise Center, 106th Signal Bde
A communication cable splicer was repairing a communication cable at an Army base. He was approximately 4 meters above the ground in an aerial lift, installing a guy for a utility pole. The guy spanned a four-lane roadway. A large cargo truck approached the low-hanging guy. According to the truck driver, the cable splicer motioned the truck driver through as he raised the guy over the top of the truck. As the truck accelerated, the top of the truck caught the guy and pulled the cable splicer out of the aerial lift bucket. The cable splicer fell to the ground. He died of injuries sustained in the fall.
Keywords: telecom work, truck, guy, fall, fall protection, aerial lift, communication worker
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314298969 Fatality Other Telephone line installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:13
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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