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Accident: 202553491 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Pole

Accident: 202553491 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 10/10/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31552632710/14/20111731Par Electrical Contractors
On October 10, 2011, Employee #1, with an electrical subcontractor, was descending a pole. When he reached the pole steps at the communication level, he disconnected his pole choker fall restraint device. As Employee #1 swung around the pole from the high side to the lower side (approximately 12 in. out of plumb), his gaff caught on a section of ground molding. He then lost his balance and fell approximately 20 ft to the ground. Employee #1 was hospitalized for abrasions and bruises.
Keywords: unsecured, electrician, descending, abrasion, lanyard, fall, fall protection, lost balance, utility pole, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Other Under $50,000 1 17
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315526327 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install. FallDist:
FallHt:17
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall, other

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