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Accident: 201117975 - Employee Fractures Back In Fall From Elevation

Accident: 201117975 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 09/14/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12618223710/01/20041311Weatherford Oil Company
At approximately 1:40 p.m. on September 14, 2004, Employee #1 was working in the machine shop of an oil tool manufacturing company. He was using an extension ladder to adjust the newly installed ventilation fan when the ladder slipped out from underneath him or he just lost his balance. Employee #1 fell approximately 8 feet to the concrete floor. He sustained fractures to his back and was hospitalized for four days.
Keywords: fracture, extension ladder, fan, ventilation, slip, back, fall, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126182237 Hospitalized injury Fracture Not specified mechanics and repairers

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