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Accident: 202551339 - Employee Fractures Leg Falling From Ladder

Accident: 202551339 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 02/17/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31316435203/09/20104813At & T
On February 17, 2010, Employee #1 hooked and attached his 28 ft extension ladder to overhead communication cables, ascended the ladder, conducted his work. As Employee #1 began to descend the cable, tension slacked causing the ladder to slide abruptly on the cable enough to cause Employee #1 to loose his balance. Rather than risk falling backwards, Employee #1 jumped off the ladder on to the asphalt approximately 12 ft below, and suffered a broken right foot.
Keywords: fracture, telecom work, communication cable, ladder, fall, asphalt, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313164352 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electrical and electronic technicians

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