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Accident: 170831499 - Employee Injured In Fall Stepping From Ladder To Roof

Accident: 170831499 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 08/02/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30279810308/02/19991761Master Roofers, Inc

Employee was using a wooden extension ladder to reach a roof. He was stepping onto the roof when he slipped and fell approximately 15 ft to the ground. He fractured his L1 and L4 vertebrae, and was flown by helicopter to the Baltimore Shock Trauma Unit. The ladder, which was tied at top of the roof and extended 3 ft above the landing, had safety feet sitting on level concrete. Employee #1 was not carrying anything when he fell.

Keywords: fracture, extension ladder, roof, ladder, slip, construction, back, fall, vertebra
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 15

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302798103 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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