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Accident: 200998367 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 200998367 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 07/23/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31435944907/24/20101623Utili-Comm South Inc.
On July 23, 2010, Employee #1, of Utili-Comm South Incorporated, was working alone in an alleyway and performing repair work on an aerial cable television line. He was using an extension ladder to reach the cable line, but he was not tied-off or wearing fall protection. For some reason, Employee #1 fell from the ladder, striking his head on the ground, which killed him.
Keywords: head, repair, communication cable, ladder, fall, fall protection, untrained
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Other Under $50,000 23 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314359449 Fatality Fracture Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip. FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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