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Accident: 202487351 - Employee Falls From Ladder, Sustains Multiple Injuries

Accident: 202487351 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/19/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31186538010/03/20081751Sierra Home Builder'S, Inc.
On September 19, 2008, Employee #1, a farmer, was working on facia/soffit boards at the lower edge of the roof on a custom home under construction. The roof was 10-ft high, and he was working from an 8-ft ladder. He fell from the ladder and suffered three broken ribs, a fractured collarbone and a punctured lung. Employee #1 was hospitalized. There were no witnesses, so it is not known how the employee fell.
Keywords: board, fracture, lung, roof, collarbone, ladder, rib, fall, soffit, puncture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 10 5
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311865380 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:5
Cause: Landscaping
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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