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Accident: 114944.015 - Employee Falls While Climbing Ladder And Fractures Ankle

Accident: 114944.015 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 03/29/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1389690.01504/01/2019Methuen Construction Co., Inc.
On March 29, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a general contracting construction c ompany, was working at a new sewage treatment plant construction site. Employee #1 was climbing a fiberglass extension ladder to egress from an unused sewage st orage tank, the ladder kicked out and Employee #1 fell, fracturing his ankle. Em ployee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted and treated for a fractured ankle.
Keywords: access/egress, ankle, climbing on ladder, confined space, construction, extension ladder, fall, fracture, hatch, ladder, storage tank
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition   2 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1389690.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Pipelayer FallDist: 3
FallHt:3
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause:

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