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Accident: 202449963 - Employee Falls From Ladder, Fractures Rib

Accident: 202449963 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 09/24/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31060484811/05/20061761David Lewis Roofing
On September 24, 2008, Employee #1, a roofer, was working from a 12-ft aluminum extension ladder at the rear of a home being reroofed. Employee #1 was removing roof jacks that had been placed along the eve of a roof at approximately 10 ft above the ground. Employee #1 fell approximately 6 ft onto a 4-ft tall wooden picket fence. Employee #1 suffered a broken rib and collapsed left lung as a result of his fall onto the fence. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: roof bracket, fracture, lung, ladder, rib, roofer, fall, fence, puncture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310604848 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:6
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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