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Accident: 114917.015 - Employee Falls From Extension Ladder And Receives Multiple F

Accident: 114917.015 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 03/28/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1389447.01503/28/2019Ace Of Diamonds Chimney Sweep, Inc.
At 12:15 p.m. on March 28, 2019, an employee began set up to install a new chimn ey liner for a furnace and water heater. The employee prepared to climb down off the roof using a thirty-two foot extension ladder. The employee did not see tha t the ladder locks were not engaged and locked and began to step onto the ladder . Once the employee's weight was on the ladder, the ladder collapsed, which caus ed the employee to lose balance and fall approximately fourteen feet. The employ ee was hospitalized to treat fractures to the right wrist, hip and foot.
Keywords: climbing on ladder, collapse, descending, extension ladder, fall, foot, fracture, hip, ladder, lost balance, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   14
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1389447.015 26 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause:

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