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Accident: 107002.015 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Makeshift Ladder

Accident: 107002.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 04/25/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1311781.01504/26/2018Tuan Thai

At 3:00 p.m. on April 25, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at a residential home remodeling project. As he climbed a makeshif t ladder to assist coworkers, the ladder slipped and fell, and the employee fell on top of the ladder on a concrete surface slab. Employee #1 was transported t o the hospital, where he was treated for abrasions, contusions, and a head concu ssion. The jobsite was a residential home remodeling construction project. This employer has a CSLB class B license, a General Contractor. Employer does not hav e a C-39 roofing contractors license. A foreman and 2 laborers were involved in demolishing the fascia board around the residential home from the roof. Just bef ore the incident, the injured was climbing the makeshift ladder to assist his co worker measure from the roof the fascia board on the side of the house. The fa ll from the makeshift ladder occurred about 3:00 pm on 4-25-18. DOSH was notifie d by emergency responders the same day at 4:48 p.m. Because DOSH arrived onsite on 4-26-18 about 10:30 a.m., employer satisfied reporting requirements. The inju red was an employee of Tuan Thai, Homaz Builders and the injured was assigned to do the work by his foreman/lead Alfredo Chavez. Mr. Chavez was present at the b ackyard worksite since about 8:30 am to 3:00 pm when the accident occurred. As t he injured was climbing close to the top of the makeshift ladder towards the res idential roof, the ladder slipped and he fell on top of the makeshift ladder ont o the concrete slab below, with various impalement hazards, steel bolts and meta l stake, in close proximity about 1-2 feet away. This accident could have been prevented if the foreman/lead and the two laborers had been trained in complian ce with Title 8 CCR requirements and the employer, Homaz Builders, had provided appropriate equipment, namely the proper selection ladder that was restricted fo r its use. Bruises, contusions, abrasions, head concussion, bruised elbows Make shift, single-rail, prohibited ladder

Keywords: abrasion, concrete slab, concussion, contusion, demolition, elbow, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, head, ladder, residential construction, roof, unsecured, unstable position, untrained
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   1 10

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1311781.015 34 M Non Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist: 10
Cause: Demolition

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