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Report: Other fall to lower level, unspecified at AT&T in Silsbee, Texas

DATE: 05/14/17

An employee was climbing a ladder to check an aerial internet terminal. The ladder was against a telephone pole and the employee was on his way up to tie a safety strap around the pole and top of the ladder. The ladder slipped when the employee was more than halfway up, causing him and the ladder to fall to the ground. He suffered a broken right leg just above the ankle.

Report ID 2017054381  
Date 05/14/2017  
UPA 1214043  
Primary NAICS 517110  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 513 Lower leg(s)
Source 7420 Movable ladders, unspecified
Event 4330 Other fall to lower level, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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