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Accident: 202468054 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Off Ladder

Accident: 202468054 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 05/22/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31243225506/08/20099224La County Fire Dept.
At approximately 9:15 p.m. on May 22, 2009, Employee #1 and a coworker, both firefighters, responded to a single residential fire. Employees #1 and his coworker climbed a ladder to the roof to cut a hole and ventilate the fire. When they completed cutting the hole, they came down the ladder. The coworker handed Employee #1 the saw. The ladder slipped from under Employee #1, and he fell off the ladder, landing on his stomach on the concrete below. Employee #1 was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was diagnosed with a left fractured wrist and a laceration to his nose. He was hospitalized for two nights.
Keywords: firefighter, fracture, roof, fire, ladder, nose, saw, laceration, fall, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312432255 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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