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Accident: 202540431 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Scaffold Ladder

Accident: 202540431 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 06/08/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12620288606/15/20091731Pedro De La Torre Dba Dlt Electric Inc
On June 8, 2009, an employee was performing his normally assigned duties as an electrical worker. He was on a metal scaffold to take measurements on the ceiling for the installation of a light fixture. The employee stated that as he was climbing down the scaffold ladder, he slipped and fell about 10 feet to the ground below. The employee was taken to California Hospital Medical Center, where he was hospitalized for five days with a fractured wrist.
Keywords: fracture, electrician, ladder, slip, fall, scaffold, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 1 21
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126202886 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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