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Accident: 201110483 - Employee Injured In Fall While Descending Ladder

Accident: 201110483 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 03/26/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
Employee #1, of Natco Construction, was on the roof of a building being remodeled. After completing his assigned task, he began to descend the fixed ladder from the roof to a landing below. He was carrying a hammer and some small tools, and lost his grip, falling back from the ladder. Employee #1 first struck the handrail of a stairway beneath him, and then fell to the ground. He sustained serious injuries, and was taken by paramedics to Holy Cross Hospital.
Keywords: roof, work rules, ladder, construction, descending, fixed ladder, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 112175468 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Waterproofing
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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