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Accident: 202675302 - Worker Fractures Ankle In Fall From Unsecured Plank

Accident: 202675302 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/01/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31724518108/08/20131799Israel & Orlando De La Cruz Dba North Cal Hauling
On August 1, 2013, Employee #1, a 49-year-old male truck driver, and temporary worker with Israel & Orlando De La Cruz Dba North Cal Hauling, were at a new home residential construction site cleaning up construction debris. Employee #1 placed a 2 in. by 12 in. by 10 ft long plank he and another employee were going to use as a walkway ramp to go from ground level up to the bed at the rear of a 20 ft long cargo truck they were using to haul trash. After using the plank as a foot ramp several times, the unsecured and unanchored plank slipped from the truck deck and fell to the ground (approximately 52 in.) with Employee #1 on it. Employee #1 suffered a compound fracture to his left ankle, requiring surgery and a three day stay in Mercy San Juan Hospital.
Keywords: fracture, ramp, unsecured, walk platform, construction, plank, fall, temporary floor, ankle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317245181 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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