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Accident: 171004864 - Employee Suffers Concussion In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 171004864 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/24/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11999693201/24/19951711University Mechanical & Engr Contr.
Employee #1, of University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, was approximately 15 ft above the floor installing overhead return air ducts in a HVAC system. He was standing on a metal single-stage, 20 ft long extension ladder. When Employee #1 pushed the work to the left, the top of the ladder moved to the right. He fell, sustaining a concussion and scrapes on his back. The cause of the accident was management's failure to ensure that the ladder was tied off and secured to prevent sideways movement at the top.
Keywords: head, extension ladder, installing, unsecured, work rules, construction, back, fall, concussion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119996932 Hospitalized injury Concussion Sheetmetal duct installers

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