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Accident: 201855368 - Employee Drowned While Connecting Cable Support Line

Accident: 201855368 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 05/01/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30506117805/02/20021731Cable Constructors, Inc.
On May 1, 2002, Employee #1, a CATV worker, was attempting to swim or wade across a body of water in order to send a retrieval rope for a cable support line from one side to the other. The body of water was swelled by excessive rain, making this task even more difficult. Employee #1 drowned.
Keywords: cable tv work, communication cable, drown, swim, water
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Other $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305061178 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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