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Accident: 202471694 - Employee Falls Off Ladder And Suffers Concussion

Accident: 202471694 -- Report ID: 0950646 -- Event Date: 03/27/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31482949005/03/20121731Mj Star-Lite, Inc.
At 10:30 p.m. on March 27, 2012, Employee #1, an electrician, was working on a 10-foot stepladder and was working just above the ceiling to remove cornice lighting at a construction site in Bakersfield, California. Employee #1 was working alone, and he fell off the ladder and onto a hard tile floor. Employee #1's head struck the floor, knocking him unconscious. Other nearby workers assisted Employee #1, while Emergency Medical Services were contacted by the general contractor for the construction site. The Kern County Fire Department arrived on the scene within minutes. Paramedics examined and treated Employee #1, who was then transported to Mercy Southwest Hospital. Employee #1 was admitted and examined at Mercy Southwest Hospital and was then transported to Mercy Hospital Bakersfield, where Employee #1 was treated for a skull fracture and a minor groin injury. Employee #1 remained at Mercy Hospital Bakersfield until being discharged on March 30, 2012.
Keywords: fracture, unconsciousness, stepladder, electrician, lighting fixture, skull, fall, concussion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 11
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314829490 Hospitalized injury Concussion Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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