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Accident: 103910.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Incurs Back Fractures

Accident: 103910.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 03/09/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1302119.01503/16/2018Jesse R. Germano
At 1:30 p.m. on March 9, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at the remodeling of a two-story residence. He was using an extension ladder set on a level 10.33 feet below the surface and installing wood floor decking. As Employee #1 climbed down the unsecured ladder, the ladder slipped and flipped, and Employee #1 fell and landed on his back, a fall height of 6 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for fall-related injuries, including multiple spinal fractures.
Keywords: repair, unsecured, back, descending, extension ladder, fracture, residential construction, installing, fall protection, fall, carpenter, spine
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   2 14
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1302119.015 44 M Hospitalized injury Dislocation Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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