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Accident: 104451.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder Inside Trench And Fractures Spine

Accident: 104451.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 10/06/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1279068.01511/22/2017Pacific Electrical Contractors, Inc.
At 7:00 a.m. on October 6, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an electrical contract or, was working at a multiemployer construction project. He needed to take meas urements inside a 4- to 5-foot deep trench. As he climbed down a 16-foot fiberg lass extension ladder, Sunset Model FE1A16, which was propped against the side o f the trench, he fell backward into the trench. The ladder, which he still held onto, fell on top of him. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured lumbar vertebra.
Keywords: construction, excavation, extension ladder, fall, falling object, fracture, measuring device, trench, trench box, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1279068.015 63 M Hospitalized injury Electricians FallDist: 3
FallHt:3
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause:

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