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Accident: 201169877 - Employee Fractures Ankle In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201169877 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 04/24/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12619821704/29/20081731Scg Electric
At approximately 9:15 a.m. on April 24, 2008, Employee #1, an electrician, was using an 8 ft ladder to enter an overhead crawl space. The bottom of the crawl space opening was approximately 9.92 ft above the floor, which resulted in the need of the top of the ladder to access the crawl space. As he entered or exited the crawl space, he fell from the ladder and fractured his left ankle. He was hospitalized for over 24 hours at UCLA Medical Center.
Keywords: fracture, electrician, ladder, fall, ankle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126198217 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:8
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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