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Accident: 96348.015 - Electrical Lineman Falls From Pole, Fractures Leg

Accident: 96348.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 06/25/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1239936.01506/15/2017E.E. Electric, Inc
At 10:00 p.m. on June 25, 2017, Employee #1, a journeyman electrical lineman emp loyed by an electrical services company, had begun to climb a utility pole to pe rform electrical work. When he was approximately 43 inches above the ground, hi s right foot gaff (climbing spike) kicked out. Employee #1 fell and landed forc efully on his left foot. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was tr ansported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a left knee tibial f racture.
Keywords: climbing on column, construction, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, fracture, knee, ppe, tibia, utility pole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1239936.015 54 M Hospitalized injury

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