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Accident: 104418.015 - Employee Is Paralyzed After Falling To The Ground

Accident: 104418.015 -- Report ID: 0950651 -- Event Date: 03/07/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1300486.01503/08/2018Sutton Enterprises
At 12:30 p.m. on March 7, 2018, an employee was working for a firm that mined or quarried crushed and broken stone. A metal ladder was being moved to provide ac cess to a wash screen plant. The ladder was suspended from a sling and metal cha in. It weighed about 40 kilograms (90 pounds). The employee was on an elevated p latform aligning the ladder. It came loose from the sling and metal chain. It fe ll onto the employee. It struck him on the back of his head. The employee was kn ocked unconscious. He fell over and rolled off the elevated platform, below the mid rail guard. He fell about 5.5 meters (18 feet) to the ground and landed on h is head, neck and back area. He broke his neck and six ribs. He sustained quadri plegia and was hospitalized.
Keywords: elevated work platform, fall, falling object, guardrail, head, ladder, neck, paralysis, rib, struck by, suspended load, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1300486.015 54 M Hospitalized injury Mining occupations, n.e.c.

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