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Accident: 667303 - Utility Worker Killed When He Fell And Pole Fell Onto Him

Accident: 667303 -- Report ID: 0112600 -- Event Date: 06/01/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10286339606/02/19881623U.E.C., Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10286453506/02/19881623Seaward Corporation
EMPLOYEE #1 CLIMBED A UTILITY POLE WHICH WAS MARKED AS DEFECTIVE. THE POLE SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN CLIMBED WITHOUT BEING SECURED AGAINST FALLING. WHILE HE WAS ON THIS POLE, EMPLOYEE #1 TRANSFERRED CONDUCTORS TO ANOTHER POLE. WHEN THE LAST OF THREE CONDUCTORS WAS BEING TRANSFERRED, THE POLE EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ON FELL WITH HIM ON THE POLE. EMPLOYEE #1 STRUCK THE GROUND FIRST, THEN THE POLE STRUCK AND KILLED HIM. THIS ACCIDENT OCCURRED BECAUSE THE EMPLOYEE DID NOT ASCERTAIN THE EXACT DEFECT OF THE POLE OR SECURE IT FROM FALLING.
Keywords: work rules, crushed, fall, struck by, falling object, utility pole, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102863396 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 102864535 Occupation Not Listed

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