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Accident: 202530739 - Employee Breaks Leg In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 202530739 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 04/19/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31364302505/17/20111731Herzog Electric, Inc.
At approximately 11:45 a.m. on April 19, 2011, Employee #1, a low voltage technician, was identifying cables in the soffit area of the library located on the campus of a local university. Employee #1 was standing on an A-frame ladder. Employee #1 started to descend the ladder, and lost his balance, and fell to the tiled floor below. Employee #1 broke his right leg just below the knee. He was transported to Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Harbor City, CA by paramedics. Employee #1 was admitted to the hospital and was discharged after two days.
Keywords: fracture, electrician, ladder, fall, fall protection, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313643025 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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