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Accident: 202601282 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 202601282 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 10/28/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31350687511/16/20097542Rialto-Pepper Carwash Inc Dba I Wash Express
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on October 28, 2009, Employee #1, who had been employed for four weeks as a supervisory roofer at a new, family-owned, drive-through express carwash station established in October 2009, was descending a ladder. Employee #1 had taken down a 3-foot by 5-foot-advertisement banner that had been on a wall, at 12 feet above the floor. He was holding the banner in his hands, as he was descending the bottom section of a Louisville, 16-foot-long fiberglass ladder. A gust of wind caused Employee #1 to fall from a height of 6 feet to 7 feet, along with the ladder. He landed on top of the ladder, on the concrete floor, and sustained serious bodily injuries. The injuries included multiple chin and right wrist fractures, in addition to internal abdominal injuries. Employee #1 was taken by ambulance to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, in Colton, CA, for treatment. He underwent surgery and was hospitalized for five days. The employer reported the serious injury accident to the Division at 10:30 a.m. on November 03, 2009.
Keywords: fracture, high wind, abdomen, ladder, rib, fall, advertising sign, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313506875 Hospitalized injury Fracture Managers and administrators, n.e.c

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