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Accident: 201069671 - Employee Sustains Injuries In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201069671 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 11/21/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12588024512/23/20051521The Forman Company
At approximately 3:14 p.m. on November 21, 2005, Employee #1 was installing 2-ft by 4-ft blocks around a window with a screw gun, while working from an 8-foot ladder. The ladder was placed on a wooden block. The ladder tipped to the left and Employee #1 fell approximately five feet. The paramedics transported employee #1 by ambulance to Scripps La Jolla Hospital in San Diego. Employee #1 was in the hospital for three days for two broken wrists, fractured cheekbone and a laceration his nose. It was determined that the employer did not provide job training and instruction on safely working with ladders to Employee #1.
Keywords: fracture, blocks, carpenter, ladder, construction, laceration, fall, fall protection, hand tool, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 2 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125880245 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:5
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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