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Cable TV installer killed after falling 21 feet from a ladder.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1995 Jan; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026616
Abstract
On August 29, 1995, a 34-year-old cable television installer was killed after falling approximately 21 feet from a ladder. The incident occurred while the victim and a co-worker were replacing a cable TV coaxial cable leading from a utility pole to a private residence. The victim climbed an extension ladder that had been set against a wire rope "strand" that ran with the coaxial cable between two utility poles. When he cut the coaxial cable leading to the house, the tension created by the wire was released, jolting and throwing the victim from the ladder he was standing on. The victim fell to the asphalt road and suffered fatal head injuries. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, to prevent similar incidents in the future, these safety guidelines should be followed: 1. When practical, employers should provide and require the use of a stable work platform for working at elevated work sites.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Region-2; Ladders; Head-injuries
Publication Date
19950117
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB2013-100007
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-95NJ092; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
SIC Code
NAICS-51
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health
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