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Accident: 200963932 - Employee Injured In Fall When Extension Ladder Kicks Out

Accident: 200963932 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 11/23/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30279701411/23/19991761Young'S Home Service Co
Employee #1 was on a 32 ft aluminum extension ladder, scraping shingles from a church steeple when the ladder lost its footing and overturned. Employee #1 fell 25 ft to the ground, sustaining head injuries for which he was hospitalized. Debris and water from the roof covered the sidewalk where the ladder feet had been set.
Keywords: head, extension ladder, unsecured, work rules, slip, construction, fall, slippery surface, housekeeping, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302797014 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:25
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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