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Accident: 112758.015 - Employee Falls Off Ladder And Incurs Multiple Injuries

Accident: 112758.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 01/15/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1372384.01501/17/2019Henry Gurtzweiler, Inc.
At 12:00 p.m. on January 15, 2019, an employee climbed a twenty-four foot fiberg lass extension ladder sitting on a ledge approximately fifteen feet above the gr ound. While the employee attempted to transition from the ladder to the roof, th e unsecured ladder kicked out at the bottom. The employee fell approximately eig ht feet, struck the ledge and then fell an additional fifteen feet to the ground . The employee was hospitalized for treatment of fractures to four ribs, right f orearm and left wrist, contusions to kidneys and intestines, and torn ligaments in the left wrist.
Keywords: climbing on ladder, contusion, fall, forearm, fracture, kidney, ladder, lost balance, rib, struck against, unsecured, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1372384.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist: 15
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)

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