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Accident: 202530564 - Worker Sustains Head Fracture When Ladder Falls

Accident: 202530564 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 03/04/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31364279504/26/20115399Target Corp
At approximately 4:00 a.m. on March 4, 2011, an employee was working for Target Corp. at the employer's retail store in Cerritos, CA. On the day of the accident, Employee #1 was fishing two coaxial cables through a hole above the ceiling tiles in the store hallway. Employee #1 was standing on a six-foot fiberglass ladder positioned in the hallway near a time clock. As Employee #1 was preparing to descend the ladder, both he and the ladder fell to the floor. Emergency response personnel transported Employee #1 to La Palma Hospital in La Palma, CA, where Employee #1 underwent surgery for a left radial head fracture.
Keywords: fracture, head, communication cable, emergency response, ceiling, ladder, struck against, walking surface, fall, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313642795 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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