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Accident: 119102.015 - Employee Injures Head In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 119102.015 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 04/20/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1399017.01505/01/2019Cupertino Electric, Inc.
At 8:30 a.m. on April 20, 2019, Employee #1, employed by an electrical contracto r, was installing lighting fixtures in the ceiling of a new four-story commercia l building. He was working from an unstable 8-foot stepladder when he lost his balance and fell, a fall height of 4 feet. The employee struck his head on the carpeted floor. He was transported to the hospital and admitted for treatment o f a head injury.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, ceiling, construction, electrical work, installing, lighting fixture, lost balance, stepladder, unstable position, work platform
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   4 48
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1399017.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Electrical and electronic engineers FallDist: 4
FallHt:4
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause:

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