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Accident: 100114.015 - Employee With Feet Entangled Jumps From Ladder And Fractures

Accident: 100114.015 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 10/03/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1272510.01510/24/2017Kanawha Valley Construction And Erection

At 10:00 a.m. on October 3, 2017, Employee #1, an iron worker employed by a cons truction company, was working at a commercial building site. As he climbed down a ladder while wearing a fall protection harness and lanyard, the lanyard becam e entangled around his feet. Employee #1 jumped off the ladder and fell to the concrete below, a fall height of approximately 20 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and t reated for fractures to both heels.

Keywords: construction, elevated work platform, entangled, fall, fall protection, foot, fracture, iron worker, ladder, lanyard
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   20

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1272510.015 22 M Hospitalized injury FallDist: 20

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