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Accident: 201490372 - Employee Injured In Fall When Cow Knocks Over Ladder

Accident: 201490372 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 02/14/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31082490903/10/20081541Riezebos Construction Inc
At 10:45 a.m. on February 14, 2008, Employee #1, a plumbing specialist for Riezebos Construction, Inc., was on a ladder installing PVC piping in the ceiling of a dairy barn when a cow bumped into his ladder. The ladder overturned and Employee #1 fell to the floor of the barn. He sustained head trauma, either from striking against the concrete barn wall as he fell, or when he struck the floor. Employee #1 was transported to Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia, CA, where he was admitted for treatment.
Keywords: head, installing, unsecured, work rules, ladder, struck against, construction, fall, bull, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310824909 Hospitalized injury Concussion Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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