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Accident: 101488.015 - Employee Suffers Multiple Injuries In 16 Foot Fall From A Fi

Accident: 101488.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 12/07/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1282900.01512/13/2017Air Repair, Inc.

At 3:35 p.m. on December 7, 2017, Employee #1 was climbing a fixed ladder in a f ire riser room in order to access and repair a heating and air conditioning unit on the roof of the building. The employee missed grabbing the upper most rung o f a 17 foot tall fixed ladder with his hand, causing him to lose grip with his o ther hand and fall approximately 16 feet to the concrete floor below. He suffere d a crushed L1 vertebrae, a fractured L2 vertebrae and fractured his right pelvi s/hip bone, along with loss of sensation from his waist down. Employee #1 was ho spitalized for his injuries.

Keywords: concrete slab, fall, fall protection, fracture, hip, ladder, lost balance, pelvis, struck against, vertebra

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1282900.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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