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Accident: 200082618 - Employee Fractures Neck Vertebras In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 200082618 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 04/04/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30827803504/06/20061731Halsted Communications
On April 4, 2006, Employee #1 was conducting work for a communication company on the roof of a building. He set up a ladder on a 5:12 pitched roof and then climb the ladder, which was unsecured. The ladder kicked out from underneath him ,and he fell onto the porch roof and then struck the ground approximately 10 ft below. In the fall, he sustained cervical vertebra fractures and was transported to a medical center. At the hospital, he underwent surgical procedures to stablize the fractured cervical vertebras and repair other internal neck area damage. Following the medical treatment, he was hospitalized for postoperative treatment.
Keywords: fracture, roof, unsecured, ladder, fall, fall protection, neck, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 16
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308278035 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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