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Report: Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet at Charter Communications in San Antonio, Texas

DATE: 08/16/17

An employee was servicing an aerial drop. He set up his ladder, ascended to about 18 feet, and secured himself to the strand using his body belt and safety strap. As he started working, his ladder began to slide to the right. He began descending the ladder to readjust it. As he was descending, the ladder slid again to the right, causing him to fall off the ladder from about 14 feet. He landed on his feet on the street and fell backwards, breaking his left heel and several bones in his right foot.

Report ID 2017087855  
Date 08/16/2017  
UPA 1254184  
Primary NAICS 515120  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 538 Multiple foot (feet) locations
Source 7420 Movable ladders, unspecified
Event 4333 Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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