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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120339767 - Comcast Cable

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Concord

Nr: 120339767Report ID: 0950622Open Date: 06/03/2003

Comcast Cable
1750 Country Club Drive
Diablo, CA 94528
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4841/Cable and Other Pay Television Services
NAICS: 515210/Cable and Other Subscription Programming
Mailing: 2055 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/17/2003
Close Case:08/05/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201485604Event: 04/03/2003Telecommunications Worker Fractures Vertebrae In Fall
A telecommunications worker was climbing a utility pole to restore cable service to residential housing. He was wearing gaffs, and as he climbed, he encountered a tree branch located in his path. When he tried to maneuver around the branch, his right foot slipped. This action caused his left foot to slip as well, and he fell, landing on his feet. He sustained two broken vertebrae in the 18-foot fall. His L1 vertebra was shattered, and his L2 vertebra was fractured. He was hospitalized for seven days.
Keywords: elec protect equip, fracture, electrical, telecom work, tree limb, e tc, fall, utility pole, vertebra, cutout--gaff
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120339767 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electrical and electronic technicians

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