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Accident: 200074730 - Employee Sustains Multiple Fractures In Fall

Accident: 200074730 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 06/27/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31579128507/01/20111731Tn Tec Security Products Group, Inc.
On June 27, 2011, Employee #1 was climbing a fixed ladder to access the Level 4 G Chase. While climbing the ladder, he missed the ladder's handrail and fell 7 feet to the lower concrete level. Employee #1 landed on his feet, but then fell backwards and struck his head on the Level 3 slab. He sustained multiple fractures to his right ankle and had a bump on the back of his head. Coworkers called the emergency medical services, and he was transported to Moses Cone Hospital. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: concrete slab, fracture, head, ladder, construction, handrail, fall, fall protection, work surface, ankle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 8 112
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315791285 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:7
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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