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Accident: 170161467 - Employee'S Wrists Broken In Fall From Stepladder

Accident: 170161467 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 05/30/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11201278606/07/19911742G. L. Rawlings
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on May 30, 1991, Employee #1, a drywall installer, was placing a piece of drywall inside a skylight shaft when he fell 6 ft from an 8 ft stepladder. He used his hands to break his fall, fracturing both wrists and sustaining a slight concussion. His foreman heard the fall and came to his aid, after which he had the general contractor call 911. Paramedics arrived in approximately 10 minutes and transported Employee #1 to a local hospital.
Keywords: fracture, installing, stepladder, work rules, ladder, construction, fall, concussion, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112012786 Hospitalized injury Fracture Drywall installers

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