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Accident: 201773462 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201773462 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 09/18/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31360850709/19/20091731Ocean Cable Group, Inc.
On September 18, 2009, Employee #1 was removing a mid-span aerial drop. He placed a ladder, with utility hooks deployed, against a CATV trunk cable on the drop side of the cable and approximately 2 ft from the drop. The drop was approximately 83 ft from the mid-span to the house and the trunk cable was approximately 20 ft above ground. When Employee #1 cut the cable, he fell from the ladder to the street and was killed.
Keywords: fracture, cable tv work, communication cable, ladder, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313608507 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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