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Accident: 98828.015 - Worker Falls From Ladder Inside Water Tower And Incurs Fract

Accident: 98828.015 -- Report ID: 0830400 -- Event Date: 09/02/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1262113.01509/05/2017O & J Coatings, Inc.

At 5:00 p.m. on September 2, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a protective coating s company, was working at a multiemployer construction project, a water tower. He was descending an interior ladder when he lost his footing and fell to an int ermediate platform, a fall height of 15 to 30 feet. Emergency services were cal led, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treat ed for fractures of a vertebra and his ankle. During the subsequent investigati on, it was determined that Employee #1 did not use snap hooks to prevent falling during his descent.

Keywords: ankle, confined space, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, ladder, ladder hooks, vertebra, water tower

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1262113.015 23 M Hospitalized injury

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