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Accident: 202518320 - Employee Fractures Ankle After Jumping Off Ladder

Accident: 202518320 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 11/24/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31257219112/12/20081795Allied Environmental Inc
On November 24, 2008, Employee #1 was pulling down duct work, in preparation for an asbestos removal job at the San Joaquin Delta College Goleman Library. A piece of 24-inch duct work was falling and was about to strike Employee #1. To avoid being struck by the duct work, Employee #1 decided to jump off the 6-foot ladder. He fractured his right ankle in the approximate 4.5-foot jump off the ladder. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, ladder, construction, asbestos removal, fall, falling object, ankle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Demolition $50,000 to $250,000 2 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312572191 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:6
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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