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Accident: 201068392 - Employee Fractures Back In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201068392 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 09/03/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12587238210/22/20041711Temecula Valley Sheet Metal
At approximately 4:45 a.m. on September 3, 2004, Employee #1, of Temecula Valley Sheet Metal, was working from a 24-ft Werner extension ladder replacing a section of ventilation duct. The ducting was not bolted into the louver, and when Employee #1 released the straps, the ducting fell and knocked him off of the ladder. He fell approximately 13 ft to the floor. Employee #1 was admitted to Palomar Hospital for treatment a fractured lumbar vertebrae.
Keywords: fracture, duct, extension ladder, ventilation, ladder, construction, fall, struck by, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 13
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125872382 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:13
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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