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Accident: 201039872 - Employee Injured In Fall Descending Ladder

Accident: 201039872 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 12/13/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30990833302/13/20081542Standard Drywall
At 7:31 a.m. on December 13, 2007, Employee #1, a carpenter with Standard Drywall, Inc., was framing a wall at a site in Harbor City, CA. He was using a 12 ft, double-sided, A-frame stepladder to install a metal support in the 14 ft ceiling. Employee #1 was descending the ladder when he lost his balance and fell. He sustained back injuries and could not feel or move his left leg, so coworkers called 911 for assistance. Paramedics responded and transported Employee #1 to Harbor UCLA Hospital. Employee #1 had been tied off using a full body harness and lanyard with a beam clamp, but had disconnected from the beam clamp to descend the ladder.
Keywords: paralysis, carpenter, stepladder, ladder, construction, descending, back, fall, tie-off
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309908333 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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