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Accident: 170866180 - Employee Injures Head In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 170866180 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 02/17/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12585652606/22/19999199City Of Roseville
Employee #1, a painter, was asked to help a short-handed street maintenance crew to install STOP signs on a street. He was working with a regular crew member, who was on a metal ladder extending the height of the street sign posts with a manual pipe threading tool. After seeing two signs threaded, Employee #1 took a turn with the threader. He had made several turns when the tool separated and his momentum threw him from the ladder. He landed on his head in the street, and suffered severe head injuries and internal bleeding, for which he was hospitalized for ten days. The coworker had gone to the truck and was not holding the ladder when Employee #1 fell.
Keywords: head, installing, work rules, ladder, pipe wrench, inexperience, fall, hand tool, lost balance, painter
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125856526 Hospitalized injury Concussion Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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