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Accident: 64950.015 - Employing Installing Telecommunication Wiring Falls From Lad

Accident: 64950.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 07/17/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
985889.01507/18/2014Avant Datacomm Solutions, Inc.
At 4:00 p.m. on July 17, 2014, an employee was working for a firm engaged in com puter, office machine repair and maintenance. He was installing telecommunicatio n wiring inside a school classroom and the employee was working off a 3-meter (1 0-foot) Werner stepladder, when he fell to the cement floor below. He sustained head trauma as a result of the fall and he was killed.
Keywords: ceiling, communication cable, construction, fall, head, ladder, telecom work
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 985889.015 38 M Fatality Telephone line installers and repairers FallDist: 10
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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