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Accident: 110846.015 - Employee Fractures Both Feet In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 110846.015 -- Report ID: 0523900 -- Event Date: 10/31/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1359244.01511/07/2018Kurth Sheet Metal Inc.

At 4:30 p.m. on October 31, 2018, Employee #1, an HVAC worker, was on the third rung from the top of a 12-foot stepladder. The employee was reaching up to clip a wire tie while he was roughing in a heating and air conditioning system. As he reached, he felt the ladder start to tip, so he jumped off of the ladder to avo id falling to the ground. Employee #1 landed on the concrete floor on both feet . He broke his left heel in five places and his right heel in three places. Sur gery was required to repair both heels, and the employee was hospitalized.

Keywords: concrete slab, fall, foot, fracture, hvac, stepladder

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1359244.015 25 M Hospitalized injury

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