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Accident: 170891485 - Employee Fractures Ankle In Fall With Ladder

Accident: 170891485 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 01/27/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11212993702/15/19958731Betz Laboratories
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11212988702/16/19951721Fleming Painting Inc
Employee #1 was painting the conference room of Betz Lab in Long Beach, CA. He was at a height of 7 ft on a 15 ft extension ladder when the ladder slid away from the wall. As it fell, Employee #1's ankle became caught in a ladder rung and it was fractured upon impact with the floor. The ladder was neither blocked not secured. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 was working for a four-month-old paint contracting company.
Keywords: unsecured, work rules, painter, ankle, fracture, extension ladder, blocks, construction, caught between, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112129937 Occupation Not Listed
2 112129887 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance

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