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Accident: 202553848 - Employee Falls Down Stairs Fracturing Arm And Hip

Accident: 202553848 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 12/14/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31552731701/04/20121731Hackney Electric Inc.
On December 14, 2011, Employee #1, with Hackney Electric Inc., was working inside an existing two story commercial building and carrying an 8 ft portable ladder down a flight of stairs. Employee #1 stumbled and fell about 7 to 8 steps down onto an intermediate landing of this stairwell. This stairwell was very well lit, properly maintained with carpeted steps and handrails on both sides. Employee #1 suffered fractures of his left arm and left side of his hip. Surgery was performed, and he was hospitalized for 6 days.
Keywords: fracture, stair, electrician, ladder, electrical work, stair landing, fall, arm, lost balance, hip
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315527317 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall, other

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