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Accident: 201076221 - Service Tech Is Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201076221 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/14/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31268554801/25/20117363Time Warner Cable
On January 14, 2011, Employee #1, a service technician with Time Warner Cable, was at a single-family home with above-ground utilities troubleshooting a line problem. He had set up a 32 ft fiberglass ladder with its hooks laid over an overhead cable line. The hooks were not secured because they were laid over a connector box which was wider than the hooks. After Employee #1 climbed the ladder, it fell and he landed on the hood of a pickup truck. Employee #1 was hospitalized at Sharp Memorial hospital for fractured vertebrae.
Keywords: fracture, communication cable, ladder, back, fall, vertebra, communication worker, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312685548 Hospitalized injury Fracture Telephone line installers and repairers

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