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Accident: 201069754 - Employee Falls From Utility Pole, Fractures Leg

Accident: 201069754 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/05/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30703383705/25/20064911San Diego Gas & Electric
At approximately 10:40 a.m. on January 5, 2006, Employee #1 was climbing a utility pole when he fell and was injured. Employee #1 was using a safety belt and gaffs to free climb the pole. At approximately 15-ft high in his climb, the gaffs failed and Employee #1 fell to the ground. Employee #1 sustained a broken left leg and he was transported to the hospital where he was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, safety belt, elec utility work, fall, utility pole, cutout--gaff, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307033837 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians' apprentices

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