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Accident: 201634524 - Employee Injured From 14-Foot Fall

Accident: 201634524 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 03/31/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30709442504/05/20044813Verizon Northwest Incorporated
On March 31, 2004, Employee #1, a worker at a telephone company, was performing an annual evaluation test, which involved climbing a telephone pole. As he was attempting to circle the pole, he missed a step and fell 14 feet. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for a fracture to his back. He was wearing all of the required personal protective equipment, to include gaffs.
Keywords: fracture, slip, back, climbing on column, fall, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307094425 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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