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Report: Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet at North Houston Pole Line in Houston, Texas

DATE: 07/18/15

Employees were placing a 50-foot wood pole into the ground to support electrical lines. The line truck could not fit between the alleyway where the pole was to be placed. The injured employee was tasked with securing a bonding wire to the pole. He straddled the pole to about 12 feet to begin securing the grounding wire. As he stapled the wire, he lost his balance and fell onto the hard pavement/dirt surface. He was hospitalized and required surgery to repair his lower back.

Report ID 2015074812  
Date 07/18/2015  
UPA 1002505  
Primary NAICS 237130  
Nature 1972 Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 322 Lumbar region
Source 6352 Utility and telephone poles
Event 4333 Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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