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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 103222535 - Ohio Bell

Inspection Information - Office: Cleveland

Nr: 103222535Report ID: 0522300Open Date: 07/01/1988

Ohio Bell
22 Devonshire Drive
Akron, OH 44312
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4813/Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone
Mailing: 150 E. Gay Street, Room 18-S, Columbus, OH 43215

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/01/1988
Close Case:07/29/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 687517Event: 06/27/1988Fall From Ladder
A telephone line worker was working from a ladder supported by suspension strand. A telephone drop extended across a street. A truck passing beneath the drop snagged the cable with the truck's exhaust stack. The employee, who had not been using head or fall protection, was thrown from the ladder and fell to the sidewalk, a distance of about 12 to 15 feet. The employee died of injuries sustained in the fall.
Keywords: telecom work, communication cable, ladder, fall, fall protection, suspension strand, communication worker
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103222535 Fatality Concussion Telephone line installers and repairers

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