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Accident: 201161189 - Employee Injured From Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201161189 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 05/07/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12605641505/14/19991731Amelco Industries
An employee was injured while performing regularly assigned duties attaching fittings to a copper pipe. He was working in an area 8 ft high from a 6 ft ladder. As he came down the ladder, he stepped sideways and tripped over a stubbed-out conduit that was sticking out of the floor approximately 12 in. He then fell and struck his hand against another conduit and broke his left wrist.
Keywords: fracture, conduit, ladder, fall, work surface, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 26
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126056415 Hospitalized injury Fracture Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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