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Accident: 109378.015 - Employee Fractures Leg In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 109378.015 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 09/21/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1348250.01509/24/2018Adjustable Forms, Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on September 21, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a c onstruction company, were engaged in carpentry work at the site of a new 26-stor y commercial building, a multiemployer construction project. Employee #1 was us ing a wooden ladder, made on site, to descend from level six to level five. As he climbed down, he observed his coworker, who was using the ladder to climb up. Employee #1 attempted to step off the ladder but fell, a fall height of approx imately 13 feet. He was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for a compound leg fracture.
Keywords: ascending, climbing on ladder, construction, descending, fall, fall protection, fracture, ladder, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   26
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1348250.015 53 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist: 12
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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