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Accident: 170359475 - Employee Falls From Unsecured Ladder

Accident: 170359475 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 08/21/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11999282408/21/19931799D A Whitacre Construction

A metal banding strap, which was used previously for banding together construction material, was used to secure a ladder to the deck of a 28-foot flat roof. The 1/2-inch wide strap broke at the nail point, causing Employee #1 to fall from about the 16-foot step to the concrete below. The ladder's feet were not secured with rubber skid stops.

Keywords: decking, roof, unsecured, work rules, ladder, construction, fall

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119992824 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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