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Inspection: 307094425 - Verizon Northwest Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: Or Safety 2-Portland

Nr: 307094425Report ID: 1054112Open Date: 04/05/2004

Verizon Northwest Incorporated
16870 Sw Merlo Rd
Beaverton, OR 97075
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4813/Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone
NAICS: 517110/Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Mailing: 1800 41st 1st Floor, Everett, WA 98201

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/13/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:07/13/2004

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201634524Event: 03/31/2004Employee Injured From 14-Foot Fall
On March 31, 2004, Employee #1, a worker at a telephone company, was performing an annual evaluation test, which involved climbing a telephone pole. As he was attempting to circle the pole, he missed a step and fell 14 feet. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for a fracture to his back. He was wearing all of the required personal protective equipment, to include gaffs.
Keywords: fracture, slip, back, climbing on column, fall, lost balance
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307094425 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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