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Accident: 202469680 - Employee Fractures Back In Fall From Training Pole

Accident: 202469680 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 12/15/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31482330301/07/20114911Department Of Water & Power City Of Los Angeles
An electric utility employee was climbing a training pole. He fell approximately 7.6 meters to the ground. He was hospitalized with a lower back fracture.
Keywords: fracture, back, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, utility pole, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314823303 Hospitalized injury Fracture Helpers, mechanics and repairers

Accident: 202489316 - Lineman Dies In Fall

Accident: 202489316 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/07/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12582571110/07/20094911Pg&E
On October 7, 2009, Employee #1, a lineman at Pg & E, was climbing down a sixty-foot tall utility pole, as he was passing a cross arm section; he lost his hold and fell to the ground. Employee #1 died as a result of the fall.
Keywords: electrical work, fall, lost control, utility pole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125825711 Fatality Other Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

Accident: 201491990 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Pole

Accident: 201491990 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 03/24/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31290911203/24/20094911Pg & E
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on March 24, 2009, Employee #1 was a third level apprentice lineman working for a power company. He had climbed a pole to a height of 36 ft. Employee #1 fell after he shifted his weight from his primary line to his secondary line, and the secondary line did not hold him. He had hooked the secondary safety line to a tool in his pouch instead of to the D ring on the right side of his belt. Employee #1 was killed in the fall.
Keywords: power line worker, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312909112 Fatality Other Electricians' apprentices

Accident: 201859964 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Power Pole

Accident: 201859964 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 02/10/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31261258302/11/20094911Connexus Energy
Employee #1 was working on a power pole that contained a transformer that weighed approximately 300 to 400 pounds. A work truck that had become stuck was being removed, when a cable TV wire became entangled around the axle of the truck. The wire tightened and snapped the pole, causing Employee #1 to fall with the top section of the pole and the transformer. The pole and transformer landed on top of the employee, killing him.
Keywords: elec utility work, fall, struck by, transformer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312612583 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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