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Accident: 126218213 - Employee Fractured Nose And Foot In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 126218213 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 05/25/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
An employee was installing a satellite antenna system on a dwelling. He was working from a 4.8-meter fiberglass extension ladder. He had been working, ascending and descending the ladder, for almost 2 hours. In one of his descents, the ladder shifted and caused him to fall about 2.4 to 3.1 meters. He sustained a fractured right foot, a fractured nose, and a dislocated right wrist. He was hospitalized for 6 days. After the accident, the employee stated that he had made sure that the ladder was firmly secured before using it.
Keywords: fracture, telecom work, ladder, nose, dislocated, fall, antenna, foot, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126218213 Hospitalized injury Fracture Communications equipment operators, n.e.c.

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