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Accident: 201023348 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Into Vault

Accident: 201023348 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 12/06/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12548520112/30/20101731Aerial Aces Construction, Inc.
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on December 6, 2010, Employee #1 was working for a telecommunications contractor, and he was assigned the task of pulling phone lines into a vault. The vault measured approximately 4 feet by 6 feet and measured 52 inches in depth. Employee #1 prepared to enter the vault and fell into the vault headfirst. Employee #1 fell on his head, sustaining a fracture of the skull. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment of his injuries.
Keywords: fracture, head, communication cable, skull, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125485201 Hospitalized injury Fracture Telephone line installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Drown, non-lethal fall

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