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Accident: 201791142 - Employee Injured In Fall From Hook Ladder

Accident: 201791142 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 11/18/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12025403212/03/19974841Media One
A cable installer was replacing a defective cable television cable. He was working alone. He had placed orange traffic cones in the street. He placed his 8.5-meter-long extension ladder in the street and put the ladder hooks over the main cable. As the employee was working about 6.1 meters above the ground, replacing the defective cable, he felt a jolt and fell to the ground. He sustained a broken left knee and a broken right ankle and was hospitalized for over 24 hours. The employee could not remember if he had tied off to the main cable.
Keywords: knee, fracture, extension ladder, telecom work, cable tv work, communication cable, ladder, fall, fall protection, communication worker
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120254032 Hospitalized injury Fracture Telephone line installers and repairers

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