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Accident: 170379366 - Employee Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 170379366 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 11/18/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11180255911/22/19941542Milne Construction Co.
Employee #1 climbed to a platform protected by railings 18 feet above the ground to ask his foreman for work. The foreman advised him to return to the ground because he did not have work for him on the platform. Employee #1 went down the ladder that he had placed earlier. As he stepped onto the ladder, the ladder shifted and Employee #1 grabbed the railing to prevent his fall. The railing gave way and he fell about 18 feet. He sustained fractures of his neck vertebrae and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, unsecured, ladder, construction, equipment failure, fall, neck, elevated work plat, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111802559 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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