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Accident: 112953.015 - Two Employees Fall When Ladder Breaks And One Fractures Leg

Accident: 112953.015 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 01/18/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1373677.01501/24/2019Trinity Contractors, Llc
At 11:30 a.m. on January 18, 2019, Employees #1 and #2, employed by an HVAC comp any, were engaged in equipment installation work at a building construction site . Employee #1, while lifting a 40- to 50-pound duct for Employee #2 to install, stepped on the bottom brace on the back of a self-supporting ladder. Employee #2 was in position on the front of the ladder. The ladder's side rail broke, an d both employees fell to the floor. The employees were transported to the hospi tal, where Employee #1 was admitted for treatment of a fractured leg. Employee #2 was treated for lacerations that did not require hospitalization.
Keywords: climbing on ladder, construction, duct, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, fracture, hvac, handrail, installing, laceration, ladder, leg, material handling, overloaded, rail
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1373677.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics FallDist: 1
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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