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Accident: 201104296 - Fall From Ladder Injures Employee

Accident: 201104296 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 08/09/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12034488201/16/20041799Lsi-Liquid Systems Inc.
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on August 9, 2003, Employee#1 was installing overhead conduit to a new liquid fertilizer tank at the milling company worksite. Employee #1 was using a 10-ft fiberglass ladder. After finishing the wiring, Employee #1 noticed that the conduit was slightly out of line. Employee #1 re-climbed the 10-ft ladder to loosen the clamp and straighten the conduit. In doing so, Employee #1 fell approximately 8 ft from the ladder landing on the concrete. Employee #1 sustained fractures and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, conduit, ladder, construction, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition Under $50,000 14
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120344882 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:8
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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