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Accident: 201612157 - Employee Fractures Wrists In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201612157 -- Report ID: 1054113 -- Event Date: 05/30/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30422490006/05/20011731Reliant Communication Inc
An employee was working from an extension ladder, extending a telecommunication service to a new location. The extension ladder slipped; and the employee, facing the ladder, fell 4.6 meters to the ground. He was hospitalized with two broken wrists.
Keywords: extension ladder, telecom work, communication cable, ladder, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304224900 Hospitalized injury Fracture Telephone line installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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