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Accident: 202467379 - Employee Fractures Leg In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 202467379 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 03/12/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31243116604/07/20094841H Granados Comm. Inc., Dba Hg Communications
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on March 13, 2009, Employee #1 was working for a sub contractor installing drops from the main cable line to a residence and making the appropriate connections. Employee #1 and a coworker were installing a cable connection to a single-family residence. Employee #1 had placed a 28-ft fiberglass extension ladder against a cable strand and ensured that the hooks were properly connected. Employee #1 donned his personal protective equipment and proceeded to climb the ladder to make a tie in on a drop. The messenger wire on the drop broke causing, the ladder to sway and causing Employee #1 to fall approximately 6 ft to the ground. The coworker was on the ground with his back to Employee #1 completing another task, when Employee #1 fell. Employee #1 was hospitalized, where he was treated for a fracture to his right leg.
Keywords: fracture, extension ladder, communication cable, ppe, fall, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312431166 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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