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Accident: 201163268 - Employee Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201163268 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 12/19/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12605813012/21/20011623Lb&L Cable Inc.
An employee installing a communication service to a single-family residence. He was working on an extension ladder. He placed his hook ladder over the suspension strand. An existing service drop line between the communications cable and the residence was under tension. The employee cut the existing drop line and the strand began to vibrate like a bow string. He was shaken off of the ladder, and he fell approximately 6.1 meters to the ground. The employee apparently struck the ladder with his shoulder blades and ribs and hit the ground on his face. He was hospitalized with three broken ribs.
Keywords: shoulder, telecom work, communication cable, ladder, struck against, rib, fall, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126058130 Hospitalized injury Fracture Telephone line installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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