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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $700 $0 $700
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 3203(A) 10/04/2017 11/07/2017 $700 $700 $0 10/25/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 99701.015 Event: 04/05/2017Employee Falls From Utility Pole And Incurs Leg Fractures
At 1:15 p.m. on April 5, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a telecommunications com pany, was free climbing a utility pole to make cable connections. As he approac hed the cable strand and went to take his last step, the wood under the stationa ry gaff split, the gaff cut out from the pole, and Employee #1 fell to the base of the pole, a fall height of 18 feet. Emergency services were called, and Empl oyee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for fractu res of his right leg.
Keywords: access/egress, climbing on column, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, installing, leg, telecom work, utility pole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1249037.015 Hospitalized injury Technicians, n.e.c.

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