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Accident: 201523677 - Worker Fractures Arm, Pelvis, Vertebrae In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201523677 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 10/26/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31482119010/27/20101711Mulvaney Mechanical, Inc
On October 26, 2010, an employee was working for a plumbing, heating, and air conditioning contractor. He was on a ladder to gain access to a roof, and he was approximately 15 feet above ground. He was wearing loafer-style dress shoes. The weather consisted of a light mist. The ladder was made of glass fiber, with metal rungs. The worker fell off the ladder and landed on the gravel- and wood-covered ground below. The Wallingford, CT, police department and fire department responded, and the employee was transported by ambulance to Yale-New Haven Hospital. The employee sustained fractures of the pelvis, arm and about two vertebrae. He was still in the hospital as of November 2, 2010.
Keywords: fracture, roof, emergency response, ppe, air conditioner, ladder, heat exchanger, pelvis, fall, arm
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other Under $50,000 1 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314821190 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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