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Accident: 202329678 - Employee Catapulted From Aerial Lift Bucket

Accident: 202329678 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 10/01/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30558571310/08/20024911W.A. Chester, L.L.C.
An employee was removing an underground power line cable. He had secured the cable to the boom of an aerial lift. He was in the aerial lift bucket, using the boom to pull the cable from the ground. The cable broke, catapulting the employee from the bucket. He struck an overhead communication line on a nearby utility pole and fell 4.5 meters to the ground. He was hospitalized with multiple fractures of his back and pelvis.
Keywords: ejected, fracture, electric cable, overloaded, back, pelvis, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305585713 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electrical power installers and repairers

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