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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312685548 - Time Warner Cable

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 312685548Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 01/25/2011

Time Warner Cable
3511 Mt Alvarez
San Diego, CA 92111
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7363/Help Supply Services
NAICS: 561320/Temporary Help Services
Mailing: 10450 Pacific Center, San Deigo, CA 92121

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/17/2011
Close Case:02/22/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201076221Event: 01/14/2011Service Tech Is Injured In Fall From Ladder
On January 14, 2011, Employee #1, a service technician with Time Warner Cable, was at a single-family home with above-ground utilities troubleshooting a line problem. He had set up a 32 ft fiberglass ladder with its hooks laid over an overhead cable line. The hooks were not secured because they were laid over a connector box which was wider than the hooks. After Employee #1 climbed the ladder, it fell and he landed on the hood of a pickup truck. Employee #1 was hospitalized at Sharp Memorial hospital for fractured vertebrae.
Keywords: fracture, communication cable, ladder, back, fall, vertebra, communication worker, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312685548 Hospitalized injury Fracture Telephone line installers and repairers

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