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Accident: 202544961 - Employee Falls On Extension Cord, Fractures Hip, Arm, Pelvis

Accident: 202544961 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 04/17/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486506405/15/20138211Lausd Vermont Elementary
At approximately 8:26 a.m. on April 17, 2013, Employee #1, a teacher at Lausd Vermont Elementary, was walking away from a wall-mounted thermostat, when her foot became entangled in an orange extension cord. The cord was adjacent to the wall and was not in an aisle or a work area. Employee #1 raised her foot off the floor and began to shake her foot in an apparent attempt to free her foot from the cord, when she fell to the floor. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital for a head laceration and for surgery to treat a fractured left hip, left humerus, and left pelvic area. After the hospital treatment, Employee #1 was transported to a Rehabilitation Centre for an extended recovery period. An investigation found that there was no reasonable expectation that the employer could have known that an extension cord on a floor adjacent to a wall would result in a hazard. Therefore, there was no serious accident related citation.
Keywords: fracture, head, cord set, laceration, tripped, pelvis, fall, arm, hip, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314865064 Hospitalized injury Fracture Teachers, elementary school

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