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Accident: 201122603 - Employee Injured In Fall From Telephone Pole

Accident: 201122603 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 06/01/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12552713506/28/20001731Herman Weissker
At approximately 12:00 noon on June 1, 2000, Employee #1 was climbing a wooden telephone pole to string a communications cable when, for some reason, he lost his footing and fell approximately 20 ft to the ground. He sustained serious injuries, for which he was hospitalized.
Keywords: telecom work, work rules, slip, construction, tripped, fall, fall protection, tie-off, utility pole
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125527135 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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