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Accident: 202549838 - Employee Fractures Foot In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 202549838 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 10/20/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30930391511/20/20081761Cliff Brown Roofing Inc
On October 20, 2008, Employee #1, a roofer, was working with a coworker, making roof repairs to a residential one-story structure. They finished their work, and the coworker was already on the ground. Employee #1 removed clamps that secured their portable extension ladder at the upper end. When he was several steps from the bottom, he lost his balance and fell off of the ladder rung. He fractured his right foot. Employee #1 was taken to the local hospital, where he was kept overnight for observation. Two weeks later, he underwent surgery on his foot.
Keywords: fracture, repair, roof, building, ladder, construction, roofer, fall, lost balance, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309303915 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:3
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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