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Accident: 116050.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Breaks Wrist

Accident: 116050.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 04/19/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1399145.01505/06/2019Infinium Air, Inc.
At 7:20 a.m. on April 19, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a plumbing/heating/air conditioning contractor, was engaged in repair/maintenance work on the top of a one-story commercial building. After securing the ladder to the building, he cl imbed up to determine where to place his materials. The employee later stated t hat the top of the building was wet from morning dew, and he thought there was w ater transfer to his boots. As the employee descended the ladder, his foot slip ped and he lost his grip of the ladder. The employee fell to the surface. The employee was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of a fractured left wrist.
Keywords: climbing on ladder, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, lost control, maintenance, repair, roof, slip, slippery surface, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair   1 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1399145.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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