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Accident: 201063450 - Employee Killed In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201063450 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/03/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12027554001/04/20011731Cox Communications
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on January 3, 2001, Employee #1, a cable inspector, was checking for illegal use of cable television services in a neighborhood located on a high, steep, hill. According to the employer, he placed his 28-foot extension ladder on a downward sloping ground and hooked it at the outer side of the television detection box. The weight of his body caused the top section of the ladder to slide away along the top section of the wire. The ladder was not properly placed to prevent displacement. Employee #1 fell approximately 19 feet to the asphalt road and was transported to Sharp Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Keywords: extension ladder, communication cable, fall, slope
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120275540 Fatality Fracture Inspectors, testers and graders

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