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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 104836.015 Event: 04/18/2018Employee Is Thrown From Communications Truck And Is Killed
At 3:15 a.m. on April 18, 2018, an employee was lifting a communication wire to reinstall it on a pole while in a bucket truck. The employee was thrown from th e truck's bucket when he was struck by the communication wire that was caught by a second utility truck. The employee suffered multiple broken bones and fractu res, had his spleen removed, and was killed due to his injuries.
Keywords: communication cable, fracture, struck by, truck, truck boom
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1309968.015 Hospitalized injury Slicing and cutting machine operators

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