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Accident: 170632236 - Employee Injures Back In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 170632236 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 04/30/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12612393402/05/19972026Presto Foods
Employee #1, a maintenance worker at Presto Foods, was standing on a regular 6 ft fiberglass folding stepladder in the joint/piping area. He was using a pipe wrench to disconnect a 2 ft pipe union. The wrench slipped from the union, and Employee #1 lost his balance and fell, suffering back strain and spasms. The stepladder and wrench were subsequently examined and no defects or serial numbers were found. The accident resulted from the pipe wrench slipping at the union, which caused Employee #1 to lose his balance.
Keywords: stepladder, ladder, pipe wrench, back, fall, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126123934 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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