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Accident: 201094752 - Employee Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201094752 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 04/24/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30081095905/07/20011731Michaels Communications Services
An employee was assigned to remove a midspan cable television service drop for a house. He placed an 8.5-meter extension hook ladder over the suspension strand and, facing away from the house, started climbing. The service drop had been removed from the house. However, unknown to the employee, it was attached to a tree. As the employee neared the top of the ladder, the service drop broke, displacing the ladder and throwing the employee off it. He sustained head injuries in the fall and was hospitalized for more than a month.
Keywords: telecom work, cable tv work, communication cable, ladder, fall, fall protection, lost balance, communication worker, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300810959 Hospitalized injury Concussion Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

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