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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120206685 - Smud

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 120206685Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 07/02/2008

E Natomas Rd & Prison Rd
Folsom, CA 95630
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4924/Natural Gas Distribution
NAICS: 221122/Electric Power Distribution
Mailing: 6201 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/01/2008
Close Case:10/27/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202487146Event: 04/25/2008Employee Is Injured In Fall From Pole
On April 25, 2008, a crew of lineman was assigned repair work on utility lines and associated electrical devices. Employee #1, a lineman, was climbing a pole on the shoulder of Natoma Street, just east of Prison Road, in the city of Folsom. While Employee #1 was free climbing the pole using gaffs, the gaffs "cut out" at approximately 12 feet from the ground. Employee #1 fell from the pole to the ground and sustained serious injuries that included fractures to his finger, arm, and pelvis. Employee #1 was hospitalized for five days.
Keywords: fracture, finger, climbing on column, pelvis, elec utility work, fall, arm, utility pole, cutout--gaff
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120206685 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians

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