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Accident: 170681670 - Employee Injured In Fall From Extension Ladder

Accident: 170681670 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 12/29/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12464072301/06/19953993Impact Signs Inc
Employees were on two 30 ft extension ladders located on opposite ends of a scaffold, adjusting an advertising sign in the Delta Center. The bottom of the ladder from which Employee #1 was working slipped on the concrete surface, causing him to fall 24 ft and shatter both ankles. The ladder was not tied off and the bottom was not braced to prevent movement.
Keywords: fracture, extension ladder, unsecured, work rules, fall, fall protection, bracing, advertising sign, tie-off, ankle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124640723 Hospitalized injury Fracture Not specified mechanics and repairers

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