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Accident: 116560.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder, Fractures Hip And Wrist

Accident: 116560.015 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 05/15/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1401447.01505/16/2019Alfredo Delgado
At 2:30 p.m. on May 15, 2019, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a roofing c ontractor, were installing a new roof at an existing residential structure. The y were using a 20-foot Werner extension ladder set on an unsecured polyethylene tarp that had been placed over a rear wood deck wet from rain. Employee #1 was ascending the ladder when the ladder slipped and fell over. Employee #1 fell ap proximately 6 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transpor ted to the hospital. He was admitted for treatment of fractures to the hip and wrist.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, climbing on ladder, extension ladder, fall, fall protection, falling object, fracture, hip, installing, rehabilitation, residential construction, roof, roofer, slippery surface, unsecured, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1401447.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Roofers FallDist: 8
Cause: Roofing

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