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Accident: 201146727 - Employee Falls From Ladder

Accident: 201146727 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 02/18/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30535562004/14/20057312Brimad Dba Creative Outdoor Advertising
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on February 18, 2005, a windy and rainy day, Employee #1 was using a 6-foot ladder to remove a 6-foot by 6-foot rider from a sign frame on a building in Santa Ana, CA. A coworker was standing next to the ladder waiting for Employee #1 to unscrew the old rider and hand it to him. As the new rider was put into place, the coworker moved the rider to reposition it, causing Employee #1, who was standing on the third or fourth rung of his ladder, to loose his balance and fall 4 feet. As the ladder fell, Employee #1 reached out with his left arm to try to break his fall and the ladder struck his left wrist. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital where surgery was performed and he stayed for over 24 hours.
Keywords: fracture, ladder, fall, struck by, advertising sign, hand, work surface, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305355620 Hospitalized injury Freezing/Frost Bite Laborers, except construction

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