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Accident: 201024072 - Employee Fractures Several Bones From Fall Off A Ladder

Accident: 201024072 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 04/02/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31582834304/04/20121731Morton Smith Electrical, Inc.
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on April 2, 2012, Employee #1 was a 1-1/8 inch hole in the wood framing with an electric drill, Milwaukee Cat. No. 1675-1, Serial No. 413B400521677. As he applied force to the drill, the ladder swung out from under employees' feet causing employee to fall to concrete slab. He was transported via ambulance to Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, CA, where he remained hospitalized and treated for broken left collarbone, two fractures to right hip, and ten broken ribs.
Keywords: fracture, drill operator, collarbone, ladder, rib, fall, hip
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315828343 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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