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Accident: 202549606 - Employee Fractured Leg In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 202549606 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 08/05/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30930274308/28/20081542J O Stiles Inc
On August 5, 2008, Employees #1, a journeymen carpenter, and a coworker were assigned to build screen walls and install them to conceal a cellular antenna on the rooftop at a two story commercial building site. Employee #1 was climbing a 24-ft Werner Extension Ladder, Extra Heavy Duty Commercial Use, Model Number D6124-2. The fiberglass extension ladder was placed on a tile deck, on the second floor landing, leaning against the roof line. The ladder was extended approximately 20 ft to the roof. Employee #1 was approximately half way up, when the ladder slid backwards. Employee #1 fell on the tile decking, fractured his left leg, and sustained a head injury with internal bleeding. Employee #1 was transported to UCI Medical Center, Orange, California, where he was hospitalized.
Keywords: decking, fracture, head, roof, building, carpenter, ladder, construction, fall, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other Under $50,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309302743 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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