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Accident: 201107539 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Telephone Pole

Accident: 201107539 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 02/08/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30082193103/13/20064813Volcano Telephone Co
On February 8, 2006, Employee #1, an equipment operator and a lineman, was part of a crew, which was assigned to remove several telephone communication poles on Highway 88 East of Jackson, Georgia. Employee #1 tested pole Number 93, prior to climbing it, in order to remove two hanger clamps. He was at the height of about 16 ft, when the pole cracked and broke approximately 16 in. above the ground. Employee #1 fell to the ground and sustained multiple fractures. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, installing, telecom work, struck against, climbing on column, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300821931 Hospitalized injury Fracture Telephone line installers and repairers

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