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Accident: 170157382 - Employee Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 170157382 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/01/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11217397607/13/19947032Woodcraft Rangers, Stanley Ranch

At approximately 10:00 a.m. on July 1, 1994, Employee #1 was conducting a training class for counselors at the climbing wall at Stanley Ranch, Woodcraft Rangers Site. Employee #1 climbed up the fixed ladder built into the doors on the wall to the landing (approximately 7 ft 11 in. above the ground), and proceeded to climb a second fixed ladder on the side of the wall to the top of the wall (approximately 21 ft above the ground). After tightening some holds on the wall, Employee #1 began to descend the ladder. As Employee #1 grabbed the second rung, it came loose and he fell approximately 20 ft to the ground, landing first on the landing, then falling through a single guardrail to the ground. Employee #1 sustained four broken ribs, a collapsed lung, and multiple leg and arm injuries. He was hospitalized for four days.

Keywords: fracture, lung, guardrail, wall, unsecured, equipment failure, fixed ladder, rib, fall, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112173976 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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