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Accident: 145550.015 - Employee Fractures Leg In Fall From Unsecured Ladder

Accident: 145550.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 01/12/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1576586.01502/03/2022Orange County Solar, Contracting Services Inc.

At 8:30 a.m. on January 12, 2022, an employee who was working as a Installer for a solar energy company was installing solar panels on the top of a second story residential roof. A coworker placed a Gorilla Model GLMPXA-18) ladder on a pitc h roof and while the employee held the ladder in place, the coworker accessed 2n d story. The employee proceeded to climb the ladder to access the roof when the ladder slipped. The employee fell approximately 4 feet to the 1st story roof bel ow. The employee fractured his leg and was hospitalized.

Keywords: ankle, blunt force, blunt force trauma, climbing on ladder, extension ladder, fall, fall from elevation, fall protection, foot, fracture, installing, ladder, leg, roof, slip, slippery surface, solar, solar array, train

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1576586.015 29 M Hospitalized injury Installers And Repairers

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