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Accident: 108503.015 - Employee Sustains Multiple Fractures In Fall

Accident: 108503.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 08/17/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1340951.01508/22/2018Double Lucky, Inc.
At 12:40 p.m. on August 17, 2018, Employee #1 was standing on the seventh rung o f a 12-foot tripod orchard ladder, approximately 78 inches from the ground, usin g a 10-foot fruit picking extension tool to harvest avocados. The employee was a ttempting to harvest avocados that were located higher in the tree and to the ri ght of the location of the ladder. As he leaned to the right of the ladder and e xtended the picking extension tool to pull down the avocados, he lost his balanc e and fell from the ladder to the ground. Employee #1 sustained a fractured coll arbone and four fractured vertebrae. He was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: agriculture, collarbone, fall, fall protection, fracture, ladder, lost balance, unstable position, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1340951.015 64 M Hospitalized injury Farm workers

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