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Accident: 201091618 - Employee Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201091618 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 05/01/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12621220805/11/19981711Cienega Plumbing And Solar
At approximately 10:10 a.m. on May 1, 1998, Employee #1 was using a fiberglass 6-ft double-sided stepladder. He had one foot on each side of the ladder on the second step down from the top. Employee #1 was drilling a hole for a water line though a joist. He hit a knot in the wood, which caused the drill bit to become stuck. While Employee #1 was trying to control the drill, the ladder fell over. Employee #1 fell to the concrete floor.
Keywords: stuck, ladder, construction, fall, electric drill, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126212208 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Installing metal siding
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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