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Accident: 202475653 - Electrician Falls Down Ladder And Fractures Wrist

Accident: 202475653 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 02/11/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12612692902/11/20091541Wf Construction Inc.
At approximately 6:30 a.m. on February 11, 2009, Employee #1, a 40-year-old male, of WF Construction Inc, was working at a site in La Verne, California. WF Construction was a sub-contractor at accident site engaged in remodeling work on an existing two story building, and had been working there for about three weeks with a crew of seven employees. Employee #1 was not an independent contractor but a full time employee of WF Construction Inc and was employed for about two years as an electrician. At time of incident Employee #1, was coming down a fixed ladder after doing some electrical work on roof. When he slipped and fell in middle of ladder, and fell approximately six-feet onto a sub-roof after the fall. Employee #1 suffered a fracture to his left wrist in this fall. Employee #1 was transported to Pomona Valley Medical Center by paramedics where he was treated and released same day. Employee #1 stated during an interview that he was not carrying any tools in his hands while coming down and observed no defects in the ladder. The fixed ladder was inspected by Cal/Osha investigator at site after the accident and found to be all right for use. Cal/Osha observed no safety violations directly relating to the accident. However, a couple of nonaccident related violations were observed and citations were issued to sub-contractor. The general contractor / building owner was not at site at accident time and came later after learning about the accident. The general contractor had no employees of his own at this site.
Keywords: fracture, electrician, ladder, fall, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 2 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126126929 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:6
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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