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Accident: 170172365 - Employee Injured In Fall When Ladder Collapses

Accident: 170172365 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 08/29/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11179200809/21/19901721Paint-Up Painting
At approximately 10:10 a.m. on August 29, 1990, Employee #1 was on a ladder about 25 ft above the ground, painting the outside of an apartment building. The employer stated that the ladder suddenly collapsed, throwing Employee #1 to the ground. Employee #1 suffered contusions and strains; he was taken to Seton Medical Center in Daly City, CA, for treatment. The ladder had not been not tied or otherwise secured.
Keywords: collapse, unsecured, work rules, ladder, construction, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, tie-off, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111792008 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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