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Accident: 100794.015 - Employee Falls When Ladder Kicks Out And Incurs Internal Inj

Accident: 100794.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 11/13/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1277854.01511/17/2017Sierra Plumbing Services Inc.
At 1:00 p.m. on November 13, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a plumbing company, was working at a multiemployer construction project for new residential buildings. He was working from an extension ladder set upon an approximately 18-inch tall covered pile of wood siding. As he drilled holes through rafters for installation of a gas pipe, the ladder's legs kicked out, and Employee #1 fell and landed on his stomach, a fall height of approximately 8 feet. He experienced pain but did not realize he was injured. On the way home, the pain worsened, and Employee #1 stopped to call for emergency assistance. He was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for internal injuries including a torn artery. Employee #1 was hospitalized for four days.
Keywords: plumbing, unsecured, artery, equipment failure, residential construction, ladder, fall, wood panel, tie-off, stomach
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1277854.015 48 M Hospitalized injury Other Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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