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Accident: 202492260 - Trainee Is Injured In Fall During Training Exercise

Accident: 202492260 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 06/22/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31457160507/20/20117622Frontier Communications Inc
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on June 22, 2011, Employee #1, a technical trainee of ER (a communications company) was injured during a training exercise at the company's facility. She was performing a pole climbing exercise when she "gaffed out" and fell approximately 10 ft. from the pole. Employees free climb the pole using climbing boots with "gaffs", a large spike that attaches to the heel of the boot, until they reach their working point and then belt in. Employee #1 was still climbing when she missed "gaffing" into the pole, causing her to fall. She was hospitalized with several unspecified bone fractures.
Keywords: fracture, telecom work, climbing on column, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314571605 Hospitalized injury Fracture Telephone line installers and repairers

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