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Accident: 201023496 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Receives Injuries

Accident: 201023496 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 08/04/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30075378708/12/20111731Napa Electric
At approximately 9:20 a.m. on August 4, 2011, Employee #1, a permanent apprentice electrician, drilled a 0.5-in. hole through a beam located in a room of a winery. Wiring would pass through the hole for electric lightings. He used a 10-ft fiber glass stepladder to access the beam. As he was descending the ladder, the ladder suddenly twisted and collapsed causing him to fall to the cement floor. He sustained fractures to his left wrist and ribs. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he underwent treatment and was hospitalized for five days.
Keywords: fracture, unsecured, stepladder, electrician, rib, fall, unstable position, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300753787 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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