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Accident: 114672.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Fractures Shoulder

Accident: 114672.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 02/25/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1386999.01503/21/2019H & E Equipment Services, Inc.
At 8:00 a.m. on February 25, 2019, an employee, a shop tech, was on the west si de of the service garage bay number 1. The garage was part of the permanent site , in the equipment rental yard and used by mechanics to repair customer machines . The area contained scissor lifts, aerial lifts, tools, and rentals. The employ ee was standing on a four step rolling ladder. He was working on a customer's Gr adahl Industrial Truck, rebuilding the boom lift mask and installing new parts. The employee was wearing latex gloves. He was attempting to pull rubber cabl es through the assembly; the rubber cables had some hydraulic fluid on them. He lost his grip and lost his balance. The employee fell backwards to the ground a nd the ladder he was standing on tipped over. The rolling step ladder was not in good condition and was taken out of service as a result of the accident. No oth er employees were involved or around when the accident took place at the beginni ng of the workday. The employee was hospitalized and suffered a fractured left s capula. DOSH was notified by an employer representative about the accident on F ebruary 25, 1019 at 7:45pm by phone call and did comply with reporting requireme nts. DOSH arrived on March 21, 2019 at 1PM. The employee was a full time emplo yee for this employer.
Keywords: back, boom, boom truck, fall, fracture, installing, ladder, lost balance, lost control, maintenance, overturn, ppe, shoulder
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1386999.015 65 F Hospitalized injury

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