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Accident: 201405974 - Fall - Gaff Cut Out

Accident: 201405974 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 05/08/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12708510805/08/20021731Mj Electric Inc
A power line worker was climbing a utility pole. The gaffs on his climbers cut out, and he fell 7.6 meters to the ground. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: fracture, power line worker, elec utility work, fall, utility pole, cutout--gaff
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127085108 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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