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Accident: 202449161 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 202449161 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/19/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31060332906/26/20081799Ideal Mechanical
At approximately 12:40 p.m. on May 19, 2008, Employee #1, with Ideal Mechanical, was standing on a 20 ft fiberglass extension ladder installing a sheet metal sun screen. While reaching to tighten a screw, he lost his balance and fell 8 ft to the ground. Employee #1 was transported to Inland Valley Hospital and subsequently transferred to the University of California San Diego Medical Center, where he was hospitalized for fractured vertebrae and paralysis from his chest down.
Keywords: fracture, paralysis, installing, sheet metal, ladder, construction, back, fall, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310603329 Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers

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