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Accident: 201763117 - Lineman Is Killed In Fall When Pole Fails

Accident: 201763117 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 04/10/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31189940504/10/20084911Mp Technologies
On April 10, 2008, Employee #1 was on a wooden utility pole replacing circuits and installing new power lines. He was secured to the pole. When the pole failed, Employee #1 fell approximately 43 ft and was killed. Unknown to Employee #1 or his coworkers, the pole had been hollowed out by a woodpecker.
Keywords: electric cable, electrician, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, utility pole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311899405 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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