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Accident: 103802.015 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 103802.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 03/06/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1301227.01503/13/2018Cov-Ro Inc
At 12:15 p.m. on March 6, 2018, Employee #1, a maintenance worker, was dispatche d to fix a fallen flagpole. Upon arrival, the employee found that the flagpole w as broken at its bracket. It had been blown off the side of the building and lan ded on the roof. Employee #1 used an extension ladder to retrieve the flagpole a nd began to reinstall it, when the ladder he was standing on kicked out from und er him. Employee #1 fell approximately 10 feet to the ground where his body stru ck a concrete flower pot. Employee #1 sustained fractures to his hip, arm, wrist , and shoulder, which he was hospitalized and received treatment. The incident i nvestigation identified that the ladder was not set on a level and stable surfac e.
Keywords: arm, concrete, extension ladder, fall, fracture, hip, ladder, lost balance, shoulder, unstable surface, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1301227.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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