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Accident: 111424.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder, Fractures Ribs, Hip, And Spinal

Accident: 111424.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 07/23/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1333605.01507/27/2018Erickson Framing Ca Llc
At 11:40 a.m. on July 23, 2018, Employee #1, a carpenter employed by a construct ion framing company, was working from a 6-foot ladder inside a two-story residen tial structure. The ladder was placed in a second floor doorway next to a floor opening that was guarded by railings. As Employee #1 attempted to install a 2 by 4 block of wood between two trusses, he overextended his body away from the l adder and toward a truss that was above the floor opening. Employee #1 fell fro m the ladder and through the floor opening, a fall height of greater than 15 fee t. He was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for fractures to m ultiple ribs, a hip, and his spinal cord.
Keywords: back, carpenter, climbing on ladder, floor opening, fracture, framing, guardrail, hip, installing, ladder, leaning over, residential construction, rib, sheetrock, spine, truss, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1333605.015 68 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior carpentry
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