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Accident: 115072.015 - Employee Falls When Ladder Tips Over, Receives Open Fracture

Accident: 115072.015 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 10/18/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1365309.01512/11/2018Framing Expert
At 2:00 p.m. on October 18, 2018, an employee carried a four-foot-by-four-foot s heet of plywood up a twelve-foot ladder at a residential construction site. Whil e ascending the ladder, the ladder tipped over and the employee fell approximate ly ten feet to the ground with the plywood landing on top of the employee. The e mployee was hospitalized to treat an open fracture to the right shin (tibia).
Keywords: ascending, climbing on ladder, fall, falling object, fracture, ladder, leg, plywood, tibia
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1365309.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist: 10
Cause: Roofing

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