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Accident: 202543781 - Employee'S Hip Is Fractured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 202543781 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 11/25/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486094112/16/20118661Choong Hyun Mission Church

At approximately 4:00 p.m. on November 25, 2011, Employee #1, who was employed by a church, was on a playground, cutting a tree branch with a chain saw from an A-frame ladder. The branch snapped and knocked Employee #1 off the ladder. He fell from the ladder and landed on the concrete walkway. As a result of the incident, he sustained a right hip fracture, and he was hospitalized. The causal factor of the accident was determined to be lack of training and experience in tree cutting.

Keywords: fracture, tree limb, chain saw, ladder, inexperience, pelvis, fall, struck by, untrained, tree trimming

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314860941 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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