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Accident: 202451696 - Employee Fractures Forearm In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 202451696 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 07/26/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12614908708/02/20051731Triple C Electric
At 8:45 a.m. on July 26, 2005, Employee #1, an electrician's helper who had worked for Triple C Electric, Inc. two weeks, was tracing and removing an electrical conduit from above the ceiling space, while standing on the step below the topcap of a Werner stepladder. The ceiling panel was located 9 feet from the floor and the topcap of stepladder was 68.5 inches from the floor. Employee #1 was reaching overhead and pulling the conduit out of the ceiling, when the stepladder tipped over to the side, and Employee #1 fell to the concrete floor, resulting in a compound fracture to his left forearm. He was transported to Glendale Adventist Hospital, where he was hospitalized for 4 days.
Keywords: fracture, conduit, stepladder, electrician, forearm, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 9
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126149087 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians' apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:5
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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