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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 134484.015 Event: 03/29/2021Employee Is Killed After Falling And Being Crushed By Pole
At 8:30 a.m. on March 29, 2021, an employee was attempting to reattach damaged p owerlines to a 30 ft. wooden utility pole. The employee was attached to the pole with a body belt and harness. As the employee pulled the power lines, the pole snapped at the base causing him to fall. He landed between the ground and the po le, causing internal injuries and killing him.
Keywords: abdomen, caught between, climbing, crushed, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, falling object, malfunction, overhead power line, ppe, power line worker, power lines, safety belt, utility pole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1522938.015 Fatality Electrical Power-Line

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