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Accident: 132690.015 - Employee Injures Lungs And Ribs In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 132690.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 01/18/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1511590.01501/25/2021Catlin Building
At 12:29 p.m. on January 18, 2021, Employee #1, a subcontractor for a property m anagement company, was checking on a possible hot water leak in the enclosure ar ea of a commercial building's dumpster site. The employee positioned his 12- f oot stepladder against the wall for access. He drilled a hole in the wall at lea st 14 feet high to locate the possible leak as indicated by the black mold on th e wall. The employee later stated that, as he climbed up and down the ladder, h e may have stepped on greasy material or a green waste that stuck to his shoes. The employee slipped from the ladder and fell, a fall height of 10 feet, striki ng the edge of the dumpster. The employee was transported to the hospital and a dmitted for treatment of lung injuries and fractured ribs that required surgery.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, climbing on ladder, construction, dumpster, fall, fall protection, fracture, hot water, leak, lung, maintenance, repair, rib, slippery surface, stepladder, struck against
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1511590.015 66 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)

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