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Accident: 110301.015 - Employee Breaks Left Wrist And Arm In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 110301.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 08/27/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1347196.01509/18/2018Los Angeles County Department Of Public Works
At 3:15 p.m. on August 27, 2018, an employee was working for a municipal department of public works. He and a coworker were looking for a part in a warehouse. The employee was on a 3-meter (10-foot) fiberglass straight Louisville ladder while his coworker held the ladder steady. The employee felt the ladder shift. He grabbed a coupling on a shelf to stabilize himself, but the coupling slid right off. The employee pushed the coupling out of the way as he was falling. The coworker could not keep the ladder from falling. The employee fell approximately 1.2 meter (4 feet) onto the concrete warehouse floor. He sustained fractures to his left wrist and lower arm. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: unstable position, fall, forearm, ladder, lost balance, fracture, falling object, arm, warehouse, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1347196.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters

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