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Accident: 100940.015 - Employee Falls When Platform Ladder Collapses

Accident: 100940.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 11/14/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1278799.01511/20/2017Peoples Construction Corporation
At 10:45 a.m. on November 14, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction comp any, was engaged in steel erection work at a multiemployer construction project, a two-story building. He was disassembling a RustGo aerial work platform when the platform ladder he was holding onto collapsed. Employee #1 fell with the la dder, a fall height of 12 feet. In addition to striking the ground, Employee #1 was struck by the falling ladder. Emergency services were called, and Employe e #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractur e to the L5 vertebra and bruising to his chest and shoulders.
Keywords: construction, contusion, dismantling, fall, fall protection, fracture, ladder, structural collapse, vertebra, work platform
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   2 22
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1278799.015 43 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist: 12
Cause: Erecting structural steel

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