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Accident: 170731095 - Employee Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 170731095 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 06/26/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11977693807/01/19967312Eller Media Company
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on June 26, 1996, Employee #1 was using a portable 14 ft metal ladder set up on the bed of a truck-mounted crane to reach a billboard. To reach the billboard runway, he used a chain to lash the top of the portable ladder to the billboard access ladder. Employee #1 was climbing the portable ladder when it shifted and he lost his balance. He fell approximately 8 ft onto the truck bed, sustaining lacerations to the back of his head and multiple fractures. Employee #1 later stated that an extension ladder of the correct size had not been available.
Keywords: fracture, head, truck crane, work rules, laceration, metal ladder, fall, lost balance, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119776938 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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