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Accident: 202422119 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 202422119 -- Report ID: 0950652 -- Event Date: 12/01/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30849260204/19/20051622Geo Envronmental, Inc.
At approximately 12:00 p.m. on December 1, 2004, Employee #1, a geotechnical engineer, came down from the ladder into a bore pit to conduct soil tests. The employee was carrying a Troxler, Model Number 3440 nuclear density gauge, weighing 29 lbs. in his right hand. The employee fell 6 ft. to 12 ft from the ladder, striking his head on a pipe that was encased in a block of concrete. The employee suffered a skull fracture behind his right ear, facial paralysis on the right side, headaches, vertigo, and hearing loss.
Keywords: head, ladder, struck against, ear, skull, pit, fall, pipe, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308492602 Hospitalized injury Fracture Engineering technicians, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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