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Accident: 102313.015 - Employee Sustains Fractured Hip In Fall From Step Stool

Accident: 102313.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 12/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1284560.01512/21/2017Ferguson Enterprises
At 7:30 a.m. on December 12, 2017, an employee was working as a cashier at a who lesale plumbing supply store. He had been working as a cashier for this employer for 22 years. He was using a 0.6-meter (2-foot) step stool to place a Shop-Vac or equivalent onto a shelf. The vacuum cleaner weighed approximately 6 kg. (13 p ounds). The shelf was 2.4 meters (8 feet) high. There was no witness to the inci dent. The employers closed-circuit television (CCTV) showed the employee using the step stool, placing the box on the shelf, and making a misstep and falling o ff the step stool as he attempted to step down. A coworker heard the noise, resp onded to the event, called management, and implemented company emergency medical procedures. The employee was taken to the hospital. He was diagnosed as having sustained a fractured hip. He was hospitalized. During interviews the employee s tated he misjudged the location of the step and fell off the step stool.
Keywords: fracture, hip, lost balance, stepladder, storage area, walking surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1284560.015 42 F Hospitalized injury Cashiers

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