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Accident: 114115.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Receives Two Fractures To Spi

Accident: 114115.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 10/18/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1355061.01510/22/2018Republic Electric West Inc.
At 2:00 a.m. on October 18, 2018, an employee climbed a six-foot A-frame ladder to access the attic of a new construction home to install electrical boxes. The employee stood on top of the top rung and grabbed hold of the attic entry to pul l himself up. The employee lost footing on the ladder, knocked the ladder over a nd then lost grip on the entryway. The employee landed on both feet, but immedia tely laid down due to intense pain in the back. The employee was transported to a local hospital, where the employee was hospitalized to treat two spinal fractu res.
Keywords: attic, back, climbing on ladder, fall, fall protection, fracture, installing, ladder, lost control, spine
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 1355061.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Electricians FallDist: 6
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work

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