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Accident: 201489762 - Cable Installer Trips And Fractures Ankle

Accident: 201489762 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 04/09/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30112854205/15/20071731Solcom, Inc. Dba Solcom Communications, Inc.
On April 9, 2007, Employee #1 was working for an electrical contractor, pulling telecommunications cable from its junction box to a residence, when he tripped on some bark that was on the lawn. He fractured an ankle, and he was hospitalized for two days.
Keywords: fracture, telecom work, cable tv work, communication cable, tripped, fall, ankle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301128542 Hospitalized injury Fracture Technicians, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:5
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall, other

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