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Accident: 201043692 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201043692 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 03/20/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31164051003/20/20081542Station Construction, Llc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31164050203/20/20081731Bombard Electric Company, Inc.
At approximately 1:45 p.m. on March 20, 2008, Employee # 1, Apprentice Electrician was setting anchors in a 16 ft. ceiling while on a 16 ft. extension ladder, Model Number P/N9111460. Employee #1 was setting the anchors in ceiling of the cafe to secure a metal clad electrical conduit. Employee #1 fed the fly section of the ladder through an opening between two strips of drywall channel, or hat track. After Employee #1 placed the ladder, he started to ascend the ladder approximately 10 ft. from the floor, where his waist met the level of the hat track. Employee #1 set his tools to the side to secure the top of the ladder to the piping. As Employee #1 was attempting to secure the ladder, the bottom of the ladder fly slid out from under him. Employee #1 fell onto the hat track. Employee #1 was suspended on the hat track until it collapsed and Employee #1 fell to the surface below. Employee #1 sustained a deep laceration to his arm. Employee #1 received immediate from his coworkers until emergency personnel arrived. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: anchor, conduit, slip, laceration, extension ladder, ceiling, electrician, fall, arm
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 16
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311640510 Occupation not reported FallDist:
2 311640502 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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