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Accident: 202471124 - Employee Fractures Leg In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 202471124 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 10/21/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31482841901/04/20121771Jyg Concrete Construction Inc.
On October 21, 2011, Employee #1, a construction Laborer, was using a 4 ft pry bar to remove wood forms from the ceiling of a parking garage. He was standing on the fourth step from the bottom of a 6 ft stepladder. When a section of 2 in. by 4 in. board suddenly fell, it struck the ladder, knocking it from underneath Employee #1. As he fell to the concrete floor, his left leg became caught between the ladder steps. He was hospitalized at Northridge Hospital for a fractured leg.
Keywords: fracture, stepladder, ladder, construction, fall, struck by, hand tool, leg, pry bar, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314828419 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:6
Cause: Stripping and curing concrete
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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