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Accident: 202485702 - Employee Fractures Leg In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 202485702 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 05/01/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31041282005/31/20079224Westwood Community Service District
At approximately 7:12 p.m. on May 1, 2007, Employee #1, a volunteer fire fighter, was fighting a house fire. Employee #1 was working with a full-time fire fighter to ventilate the single story roof. Employee #1 was working from a ladder being supported by a Good Samaritan, while the other fire fighter worked from the roof. The other fire fighter lost his balance and Employee #1 reached to grab him as the other fire fighter fell approximately 9 ft off the roof. This caused Employee #1 to fall off the ladder. The other fire fighter was uninjured. Employee #1 seriously injured, sustaining a spiral fracture of his left leg. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: firefighter, fracture, fire, ladder, fall, lost balance, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310412820 Hospitalized injury Fracture Firefighting occupations

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