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Accident: 201115920 - Employee Injured In Fall Descending Utility Pole

Accident: 201115920 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 04/03/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12618942204/23/20031731Braun Electric Company Inc.
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on April 3, 2003, Employee #1 and a coworker, of Braun Electric Company, Inc., were hooking up a 480-volt electrical line in McKittrick, CA. After finishing his work at the top of a new 35 ft pole, Employee #1 began to descend. When he was approximately 10 ft from the bottom, his hooks cut out and he fell to the ground. Emplouee #1 sustained knee injuries and on April 7, 2003, he underwent knee surgery at Mercy Hospital, Bakersfield, CA.
Keywords: knee, fracture, power line worker, construction, descending, elec circ part--misc, elec utility work, fall, utility pole, cutout--gaff
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126189422 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Fall, other

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