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Accident: 114206.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Fractures Leg

Accident: 114206.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 09/11/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1375345.01502/01/2019Cammack'S Construction Inc.
At 11:45 a.m. on September 11, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction com pany, was engaged in the construction of a 700 square foot addition to a residen ce. The employee was working from a 6-foot A-frame ladder, Werner Model Number 6206, and removing the stucco wall that covered up an existing rough window fra me. As he stood on the ladder's second rung and used a wire cutter to cut loose the last section of stucco wall, which measured 18 inches by 18 inches, the pie ce swung like a pendulum toward the worker. It struck the base of the ladder an d caused the ladder to tip one way while the employee fell in the opposite direc tion. The employee's right leg passed over and under the rungs and was fracture d. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was ad mitted for treatment of an open compound fracture of the leg.
Keywords: carpenter, caught in, cutting, demolition, fall protection, fracture, framing, ladder, leg, residential construction, stepladder, struck by, unsecured, wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1375345.015 53 M Hospitalized injury Carpenter FallDist: 2
FallHt:2
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause:

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