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Accident: 170375166 - Employee Falls From Unstable Extension Ladder

Accident: 170375166 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 08/05/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11969787808/09/19947363Contractor'S Labor Pool
At approximately 2:32 p.m. on August 5, 1994, Employee #1, a leased employee, was installing conduits for a renovation at a local high school. The unblocked/unsecured Louisville 24 ft plastic extension ladder slipped, causing the employee to fall 15 to 18 ft to the concrete floor. He suffered fractures of the left elbow and right wrist, a strained right knee, and a lacerated head. Employee #1 had failed to block, tie, or secure the ladder to prevent its displacement. This was a serious accident-related violation of 8CCR 1675(j).
Keywords: fracture, extension ladder, installing, unsecured, conduit, work rules, fall, elbow, unstable position, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119697878 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians

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