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Accident: 201114543 - Employee Lacerates Leg When Ladder Slides Down Wall

Accident: 201114543 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 09/26/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30082568412/09/20024581Regent Aerospace Corp.
On September 26, 2002, Employee #1, a plastics fabricator for an airplane seat manufacturer, was assigned by his supervisor to hang a sign 10 ft to 12 ft above the floor on the north wall of the cafeteria. Employee #1 leaned an extension ladder against the wall and climbed it. Employee #1 had reached the proper height to post the sign when the base of the ladder began to slide away from the wall. Employee #1 slid down with the ladder. Employee #1 sustained a laceration to his right leg. According to a witness, the ladder was at an approximate 30-degree angle when it began to slide. Employee #1 was treated for his injuries but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: extension ladder, unsecured, blocks, work rules, ladder, slip, laceration, fall, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300825684 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Misc. metal,plastic,stone&glass-working mach. op's

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