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Accident: 201076031 - Employee Fractures Vertebrae In Fall From Chill Box

Accident: 201076031 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 11/15/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31268506811/30/20101711Jackson And Blanc
On November15, 2010, Employee # 1, a service technician of Jackson & Blanc (employer), used a 6 feet Aluminum frame ladder to climb on to the water box of chiller Number 2 to set the davit arm and perform maintenance. He was holding on to a valve handle, as he was stepping from the chiller block on the ladder. The wheel handle came off from its spindle mount, and the employee lost his balance and fell about 5.5 to 6 feet on to a concrete floor. Employee #1 sustained a broken L1 vertebra. He was immediately taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital at La Jolla, CA for treatment.
Keywords: maintenance, control lever, metal ladder, fall, neck, lost balance, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 6
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312685068 Hospitalized injury Fracture Mechanical engineering technicians

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