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Accident: 96216.015 - Employee Installing Cable Incurs Fractures In Fall Through F

Accident: 96216.015 -- Report ID: 0627500 -- Event Date: 06/05/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1238556.01506/09/2017Charter Communications
At 8:30 p.m. on June 5, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a telecommunications comp any, was working at a multifamily residential building. He was in an attic and performing a cable installation. Employee #1 fell through the attic floor and l anded on a stairwell, a fall height of 12 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated f or multiple fractured ribs.
Keywords: attic, cable tv work, fall, fall protection, floor hole, fracture, installing, joist, residential construction, rib
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Other   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1238556.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Installers And Repairers FallDist: 12
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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