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Accident: 92859.015 - Employee Falls Eight Feet From Ladder And Fractures Vertebra

Accident: 92859.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/18/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1208044.01502/06/2017Red Cow Inc

At 10:20 a.m. on January 18, 2017, Employee #1 was assigned to stop by a two-sto ry office building to visually assess the roof gutters. The employee was to dete rmine if the gutters needed clearing from the recent heavy rains. Employee #1 u sed a 17-rung fixed ladder to access the roof from the electrical room and inspe ct the drains for leaves. As the employee was climbing down the fixed ladder, he slipped and fell eight feet onto a concrete surface. The employee sustained a f racture to his L-1 vertebra.

Keywords: concrete slab, fall, fracture, ladder, roof, slip, struck against, vertebra

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1208044.015 56 M Hospitalized injury

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