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Accident: 201186244 - Employee Fractures Leg In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201186244 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 11/21/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31269213012/07/20111761Blue'S Roofing Co.
At approximately 5:30 p.m. on November 21, 2011, Employee #1 was standing on an extension ladder, in a water tank, grinding a pipe with a handheld grinder. He fell off the ladder and fractured his left leg. After being rescued from the confined space by the San Francisco Fire Department, Employee #1 was hospitalized at San Francisco General Hospital. There were no witnesses to the fall. The concrete surface under the ladder was wet with water from a leaking pipe.
Keywords: grinder, fracture, extension ladder, confined space, ladder, fall, pipe, slippery surface, work surface, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 13 180
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312692130 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers

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