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Accident: 201503570 - Employee Killed In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201503570 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 11/27/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30113460711/30/20021731Pyramid Telecommunications Inc.
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on November 27, 2002, Employee #1, a telecommunications technician trainee, was working from a telecommunication hook ladder. He cut a cable service drop line and the motion created by the release of tension on the system caused him to be thrown off the ladder. He fell approximately 20 feet to ground, suffered head injuries, and was killed. The employee was not tied-off to the horizontal cable line and had only 6 weeks of work experience.
Keywords: head, ppe, ladder, fall, fall protection, tie-off
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Other $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301134607 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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