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Accident: 202466066 - Employee Injured In Fall While Descending Ladder

Accident: 202466066 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 12/04/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31020015902/11/20081711N S Plumbing Inc.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on December 4, 2011, Employee #1, a supervisor with a small plumbing company, was overseeing the transport of piping from the roof of a building to the attic of the auditorium. At the time of the accident, he was preparing to descend a ladder used to access the roof of the auditorium. He fell from the ladder through a hatchway that was open to the sub-attic of the auditorium, landing on an employee of an asbestos abatement company. Employee #1 fractured three vetebrae and was transported by ambulance to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for three days. He was working with five other employees, but there were no direct witnesses of the accident. During the subsequent investigation it was determined that the ladder and roof hatch used for accessing the roof of the auditorium did not have grab bars or other suitable handholds. The employer was cited for a violation of T8CCR 3277(l).
Keywords: fracture, roof, ladder, construction, descending, handrail, fall, fall protection, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310200159 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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