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Accident: 201079241 - Employee Fractures Leg When Struck By Falling Ladder

Accident: 201079241 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 02/24/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31534801103/13/20138322Interfaith Social Services
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on February 24, 2013 Employee #1, an employee of Interfaith Community Services, went into a warehouse to get cans of fruit. The employee pulled into the warehouse a plastic lab type cart and closed the door. As the employee moved into the warehouse either his foot or the wheel of the lab cart struck a ladder that was leaning against the storage racks. The ladder tipped over knocking the employee. Employee #1 called a coworker for help from his personal cell phone. The coworker responding to the aid of the employee's call heard the employee was in pain. Upon arrival the coworker observed the employee, ladder and the cart lying on the floor. The coworker called Emergency Medical Service and the employee was transported to Palomar Hospital, where he was treated for a fractured right leg. Employee #1 was hospitalized for twenty-four hours.
Keywords: fracture, warehouse, ladder, fall, struck by, cart, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315348011 Hospitalized injury Fracture Cooks, except short order

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