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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 120276878 - Employee Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 120276878 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 11/30/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12027687812/07/19991521C R Schreiber Construction
Employees were building single family residences. Employee #1 was working on the second story of the home. He placed a 6 foot step ladder, which was in the folded up position, on a loose piece of plywood sheeting and leaned it up against the balcony plywood wall. He then climbed up the ladder with a skill-saw to cut a notch in a header beam. The ladder slipped on the plywood and Employee #1 fell off the ladder approximately 16 feet to the ground. Employee #1 sustained a fractured pelvis, a fractured right arm, and spinal injuries. He was hospitalized for his injuries. Employee #1 set up the ladder on a base that was not stable, and failed to tie off the ladder to prevent movement. Employee #1 also was not using an appropriate work platform for the type of work he was attempting to accomplish.
Keywords: beam, fracture, spine, stepladder, slip, saw, pelvis, fall, arm, tie-off
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120276878 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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