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Accident: 202510087 - Power Line Worker Is Injured In Fall From Utility Pole

Accident: 202510087 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 09/21/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31681883009/24/20131731Oc Communications, Inc.
On September 21, 2013, Employee #1, an electrical technician employed by OC Communications, Inc., was engaged in power line work. To access a Comcast cable, he climbed a Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) utility pole by using a combination extension ladder and the existing pegs in the pole. While hooking his body harness, he lost his grip and fell approximately 25 feet, landing on the asphalt road below. Emergency services were called. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for fractured vertebrae and multiple hip bruises.
Keywords: fracture, power line worker, ppe, construction, fall, fall protection, utility pole, vertebra, hip, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Other Under $50,000 25 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316818830 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electrical and electronic technicians

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