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Accident: 202656583 - Worker On Disassembled Ladder Falls, Fractures Jaw And Wrist

Accident: 202656583 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 06/20/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31483121507/25/20121799Building Materials Holding Corp. Dba Bmc
On June 20, 2012, an employee, of Building Materials Holding Corp. dba BMC, a company involved in construction of framing for new homes, was working at a new residential building site. The employee took apart an extension ladder, identified as a 32 foot Werner D6332-2 Mk 6, rated 300 lbs. He used the top part of the ladder, which had no feet for footing. The employee also did not secure the ladder. While the employee was using the ladder inside the front entry of the house, the ladder slipped. The employee, who was approximately 10 feet above the ground, fell. He was hospitalized with a fractured jaw and fractured wrist. No other employees of this company witnessed the accident, but a plumber did witness the accident. This accident was reported to Cal/OSHA on June 20, 2012.
Keywords: dismantling, carpenter, ladder, slip, construction, fall, fall protection, face, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314831215 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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