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Accident: 14252829 - Construction Employee Injured In Fall From Scaffold Ladder

Accident: 14252829 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 04/16/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
301929604/21/19871731Bryant Electric Company, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 LEFT HIS LEVELING DEVICE ON TOP OF A 15 FOOT SCAFFOLD. HE WAS TOLD TO RETURN TO THE CONSTRUCTION AREA TO GET SOME NAILS AND THEN RETURN TO THE JOB TRAILER. AFTER HE GOT THE NAILS HE DECIDED TO RETRIEVE HIS LEVEL FROM THE TOP OF THE SCAFFOLD. HE HAD TO WALK THROUGH RAIN AND MUD TO GET TO THE AREA. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OBSERVED CLIMBING DOWN THE SCAFFOLD LADDER, THEN SWINGING BY ONE ARM. HE WAS THEN OBSERVED LYING FACE DOWN ON THE CONCRETE FLOOR. EMPLOYEE #1 APPARENTLY SLIPPED ON THE SCAFFOLD LADDER BECAUSE HIS SHOES WERE WET OR MUDDY. HE LANDED FACE DOWN ON HIS HEAD. HE SUFFERED A SKULL FRACTURE AND CONCUSSION. EMPLOYEE #1 HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED AS BEING BRAIN DEAD. HE IS BEING SUSTAINED BY LIFE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, ladder, slip, construction, skull, fall, slippery surface, concussion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3019296 Hospitalized injury Concussion Electricians

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