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Accident: 200770485 - Employee'S Neck Impaled On Fence In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 200770485 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 08/23/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11354356508/23/19997349Salem House & Window Cleaning Co., Inc.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on August 23, 1999, Employee #1 was on an 18 ft 2 in. tall sectional ladder, cleaning a second-story window at a building in Beverly, MA. He fell and was impaled through the neck on the post of a picket fence. Employee #1 sustained puncture injuries and was transported to the hospital. Apparently, a mid-section connector was used as a base for the ladder instead of the proper base section, which was fitted with cleats.

Keywords: extension ladder, impaled, unsecured, work rules, ladder, fall, neck, puncture, unstable position

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113543565 Hospitalized injury Puncture Occupation not reported

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