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Accident: 107591.015 - Employee Breaks Knees, Legs In Fall When Ladder Collapses

Accident: 107591.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 07/16/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1332377.01507/23/2018Johnson Erection Company, Inc.
At 8:30 a.m. on July 16, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was climbing a Werner Model #D6224-2 fiberglass extension ladder to reach the r oof of a new water treatment plant. The ladder's structural integrity failed, a nd it broke apart and collapsed. Employee #1 fell, a fall height of approximate ly 10 feet. Emergency services transported him to the hospital. He was admitte d and treated for fractures to both knees and both legs.
Keywords: climbing on ladder, collapse, equipment failure, extension ladder, fall, fall protection, fracture, knee, leg, rail, roof
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1332377.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Structural metal workers FallDist: 10
Cause: Roofing

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