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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202654273 - Apprentice Electrician Falls From Ladder And Fractures Ankle

Accident: 202654273 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 03/12/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31688829603/15/20131623Gse Construction Company, Inc.
At approximately 1:50 p.m. on March 12, 2013, an electrician's apprentice, employed by a construction subcontractor, was working at a sewer/water treatment plant construction site where GSE Construction was General Contractor. The employee was standing on a 17-foot fixed ladder and attempting to run conduit wires on an attic. He lost his balance and fell to the ground, a distance of approximately 10 feet. He landed on his feet. The employee was transported to Kaiser Hospital, where he was treated for a fracture of the right ankle and released the same day. The General Contractor reported this event to Cal/OSHA by phone on March 12, 2013. Cal/OSHA began its investigation at approximately 10:00 a.m. on March 15, 2013. An opening conference was held with the President of the injured employee's employer corporation and the Project Manager of the General Contractor. The employers escorted the Cal/OSHA investigator to the area where the fall occurred, and photographs and measurements were taken. By the time of the investigation, the physical scene had changed.
Keywords: fracture, installing, electrician, ladder, construction, fall, fall protection, load line, sewage, ankle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316888296 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians' apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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