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Accident: 134538.015 - Employee Fractures Leg In Fall From Stepladder

Accident: 134538.015 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 01/19/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1510902.01501/22/2021Decker Electric Company, Inc. Electrical Contractor
At 8:30 a.m. on January 19, 2021, Employee #1, employed by an electrical contrac tor, was installing wiring for the fire alarm system of a nine-story office buil ding. He was working from an 8-foot fiberglass stepladder and measuring the dis tance to the wall with his tape measure. The ladder kicked out, causing the emp loyee to fall, a fall height of 4 feet. The employee was transported to the hos pital and admitted for treatment of a compound fracture of his right tibia and f ibula bones just above his right ankle.
Keywords: ankle, blunt force trauma, construction, electrical work, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, fire ext system, fracture, installing, leg, rehabilitation, renovation, slip, stepladder, unsecured
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  Other   9
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1510902.015 41 M Hospitalized injury FallDist: 4
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