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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201204815 - Employee Injured Falling In A Trench

Accident: 201204815 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 05/04/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31590184305/08/20121541Perlo Structures Llc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31590185005/08/20121623Greensuns Inc

Employee #1 and a coworker, accessed the inside of the trench box to rake the gravel, to create a base at proper grade, for the installation of the concrete base of the manhole. Without resetting the ladder, Employee #1 climbed on the ladder and it tipped backwards inside of the trench box. Employee #1 jumped off the ladder, striking the concrete base with his right foot. After regaining his composure, Employee #1 got out of the trench box on his own, and was helped to a place for him to rest. It was determined at that time, he needed further medical attention besides basic first aid, therefore Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital. It was determined that Employee #1 would need surgery on his foot to stabilize the broken bones. Employee #1 had surgery that night, and was kept in the hospital for two days before being discharged.

Keywords: ladder, manhole, concrete, foot, fracture, health care facility, trench, fall
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 3 45

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315901843 Occupation not reported FallDist:
2 315901850 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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