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Accident: 202440574 - Employee Falls From Ladder

Accident: 202440574 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 02/18/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30745601203/01/20051711Williams Mechanical Inc
At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Friday, February 18, 2005, Employee #1, a Journeyman Plumber employed by Williams Mechanical Inc., was injured while working at a residential construction site in Corona, California. The plumber was standing on the step below the topcap of a Werner 6-foot stepladder, installing WIRSBO water pipes above the 9-foot ceiling. He lost his balance, upsetting the ladder, and fell on it. He sustained a ruptured spleen, broken ribs, and a punctured and collapsed left lung. He was taken to Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside, California, where he was admitted for surgery and hospitalized seven days.
Keywords: fracture, lung, spleen, ladder, construction, rupture, rib, fall, water pipe, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307456012 Hospitalized injury Other Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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