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Report: Fall from collapsing structure or equipment more than 30 feet at CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC. in Humble, Texas

DATE: 04/17/18

An employee was working from an electric distribution wood pole to remove an electric conductor when the pole broke and fell to the ground. He was utilizing fall protection and the pole was rotten from the inside out. He fell approximately 40 feet suffering broken ribs, a broken left wrist, and a lacerated liver that required hospitalization.

Report ID 2018043689  
Date 04/17/2018  
UPA 1329176  
Primary NAICS 221121  
Nature 194 Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk
Part of Body 330 Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 6352 Utility and telephone poles
Event 4317 Fall from collapsing structure or equipment more than 30 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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