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Accident: 201023900 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201023900 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 11/18/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30075439711/21/20111711Philp Enterprises,Inc. Dba All Weather Heating & C
On November 18, 2011, Employee #1, a service technician with an air conditioning and heating company, was servicing a roof-mounted evaporative cooling system. While climbing a ladder to the roof, the ladder slipped. He fell 12 ft to the ground. Employee #1 was hospitalized for a ruptured spleen and fractures to his ribs and clavicle.
Keywords: fracture, maintenance, roof, spleen, collarbone, ladder, slip, rib, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300754397 Hospitalized injury Fracture Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics FallDist:
FallHt:12
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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