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Accident: 116049.015 - Employee Fractures Leg In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 116049.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 11/13/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1360331.01511/15/2018American Builders & Contractors Supply Co.
At 2:00 p.m. on November 13, 2018, an employee and his coworkers were setting up to place roofing supplies on a roof at a residential site. The employee and a c oworker were climbing an unsecured, 32 foot metal extension ladder to get to the roof. When the coworker reached the roof, he stepped off the ladder causing it to shift. The employee felt the ladder shift and fell approximately 15 feet to t he ground. He was transported to a local hospital and was admitted with tibial p lateau fracture.
Keywords: climbing on ladder, extension ladder, fall, fracture, ladder, leg, residential construction, roofer, unsecured
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1360331.015 32 M Hospitalized injury Roofers: Helpers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing

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