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Accident: 201498565 - Orchard Worker Is Injured In Ladder Fall

Accident: 201498565 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 01/21/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31672704902/26/20140761James Marshall Farm Service
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on January 21, 2014, Employee #1, a 39-year-old female with James Marshall Farm Service, leaned her ladder against an orange tree and began ascending. As she reached the fifth step, a branch gave way, causing the ladder to flip to one side. When the ladder flipped, Employee #1 fell approximately five feet to the ground below and landed on her right knee. Employee #1 sustained a fractured right knee in the fall. Employee #1 was transported to a nearby medical facility, where she was admitted for treatment.
Keywords: knee, fracture, agriculture, ladder, tree, fall, fruit packing
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316727049 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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