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Accident: 202487146 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Pole

Accident: 202487146 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 04/25/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12020668507/02/20084924Smud
On April 25, 2008, a crew of lineman was assigned repair work on utility lines and associated electrical devices. Employee #1, a lineman, was climbing a pole on the shoulder of Natoma Street, just east of Prison Road, in the city of Folsom. While Employee #1 was free climbing the pole using gaffs, the gaffs "cut out" at approximately 12 feet from the ground. Employee #1 fell from the pole to the ground and sustained serious injuries that included fractures to his finger, arm, and pelvis. Employee #1 was hospitalized for five days.
Keywords: fracture, finger, climbing on column, pelvis, elec utility work, fall, arm, utility pole, cutout--gaff
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120206685 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians

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