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Accident: 170188940 - Employee'S Hip Broken In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 170188940 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 10/09/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11207423210/26/19901796Graycon, Inc.

Employee #1, a foreman, was standing on an 8 ft fiberglass ladder while dismantling a duct on the seventh floor of a building. The duct became loose and dropped onto him, causing him to lose his balance. Employee #1 fell about 4 1/2 ft, breaking his hip. He was admitted to Good Samaritan Hospital and subsequently treated as an outpatient. Employee #1 was wearing an asbestos-removal suit and good workmen's shoes. He had received adequate safety training and the company had a good safety program. An information memorandum was issued to the employer emphasizing that it should give proper safety precautions to employees about each job to be performed.

Keywords: fracture, dismantling, ladder, construction, fall, struck by, falling object, lost balance, hip

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112074232 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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