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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14241178 Event: 10/02/1986Fall - Failure Of Utility Pole
AN EMPLOYEE HAD BEEN ASSIGNED THE TASK OF REMOVING COMMUNICATION LINES FROM UTILITY POLES THAT WERE GOING TO BE REMOVED. HE CLIMBED ONE OF THE POLES AND, WITHOUT RELIEVING THE TENSION ON THE LINES, CUT THE CABLE AND THE SUSPENSION STRAND ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE POLE. THE TENSION ON THE POLE FROM THE LINES ON THE NORTH SIDE CAUSED THE POLE TO FAIL, AND IT BROKE AT GROUND LEVEL. THE EMPLOYEE FELL WITH THE POLE, AND IT PINNED HIM TO THE GROUND. HE DIED OF HIS INJURIES.
Keywords: telecom work, communication cable, e tc, crushed, fall, suspension strand, utility pole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103638177 Fatality Concussion Telephone line installers and repairers

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