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Accident: 170171748 - Employee Injured In Fall Off Ladder And Canopy Roof

Accident: 170171748 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 10/17/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11183467701/13/19921542L. E. Wentz
On October 17, 1990, Employee #1, a 20-year-old carpenter, was assigned to hang plywood on the exterior canopy roof area of a multiple-cinema theater. He was working from an 8 ft ladder that was resting on the canopy roof. While he was applying plywood to the wall, the ladder slipped and fell to the canopy roof, causing Employee #1 to fall 23 ft from the canopy roof to the ground. He sustained a fracture of the fourth lumbar vertebra. The exact cause of the accident and possible accident-related violations cannot be determined, as the employee's current location is unknown.
Keywords: fracture, roof, unsecured, carpenter, work rules, ladder, slip, construction, fall, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111834677 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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