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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 96192.015 - Building Inspector Falls From Ladder And Injures Head And Ar

Accident: 96192.015 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 06/05/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1240758.01506/07/20179131317717190 - City Of Bend

On June 5, 2017, Employee #1, a city building inspector, was inspecting a multif amily residential building that was under construction. Employee #1 ascended an extension ladder to access the building's second level that was approximately 9 feet from the ground. The ladder slid forward, and Employee #1 fell, first stri king a vertical support stud with his right arm and then landing on the concrete floor, striking his rear and head. Employee #1 was knocked unconscious. Emergen cy services were called, and he was transported to the hospital and received tre atment for his injuries. During the subsequent investigation, it was determined that three other building inspectors witnessed Employee #1's fall. It was repo rted that the rubber padding was missing from the bottom of the ladder's feet, a nd the ladder was not secured to the landing.

Keywords: arm, building, construction, extension ladder, fall, fall protection, head, ladder, residential construction, unconsciousness
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1240758.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Occupation not reported FallDist: 9
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)

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