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Inspection: 314862038 - La City Water & Power
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles
Report ID: 0950641
Open Date: 04/13/2012
La City Water & Power
5375 Exchange St. Los Angeles, CA 90039
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
NAICS: 221122/Electric Power Distribution
Mailing: 1350 S. Wall St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202543948
Utility Worker Injued In Fall From Pole
A power line worker was on a new utility pole connecting conductors. He was about 9 meters above the ground. After completing the connections, he started to descend the pole. The gaff on his pole climber cut out of the pole. With his body belt around the pole, he fell onto a horizontal down-guy metal support pole for the utility pole. He had surgery and was hospitalized for 14 days with fractured ribs, a fractured pelvis, fractured legs, and internal injuries. The injured employee had been working for his employer for 2 years, performing duties of an electrical distribution mechanic trainee, including climbing utility poles.
fracture, power line worker, pelvis, rib, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, utility pole, cutout--gaff, leg
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