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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202445847 Event: 02/07/2007Employee Is Injured In Fall From Ladder
At noon on February 7, 2007, Employee #1, while working for a Telecommunication Company, was working on a telephone line to connect a telephone wire to a residential home. The employee was using a 22 ft long extension ladder leaning on to a cable strand. After completing the connection and climbing down the ladder, the ladder slid to one side. Employee #1 lost his balance. The employee fell 16 ft on to a paved road, landing on his feet. Employee #1 suffered multiple fractures of his lower right leg and foot, which required surgery. The employee was hospitalized for four days.
Keywords: fracture, telecom work, ladder, climbing on column, fall, lost balance, foot, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310597554 Hospitalized injury Fracture Technicians, n.e.c.

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