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Accident: 170180970 - Employee Injures Back And Hips In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 170180970 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 01/27/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11215628602/05/19923699Woir Corporation
On January 27, 1992, Employee #1, a stockroom employee for Wior Corp., was attempting to move a box of labels that was 3 to 4 ft long by 20 in. wide by 20 in. high to a second level storage space above a stockroom. As she climbed a fixed metal ladder to the storage area, she held the box in one hand/arm and held onto the ladder's railing with her other hand. The box caught on something and fell, causing Employee #1 to slip and fall to the ground. She sustained back and hip injuries for which she was hospitalized at White Memorial Hospital for more than 24 hours. Employee #1 was not trained in the proper use of ladders, particularly in carrying of materials that would make ascending or descending a ladder unsafe.
Keywords: work rules, ladder, slip, fixed ladder, back, metal ladder, fall, storage area, untrained, hip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112156286 Hospitalized injury Other Stock and inventory clerks

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