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Accident: 310062658 - Employee Injured In Fall When Extension Ladder Overturns

Accident: 310062658 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 01/11/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31006265801/17/20081731John Morrison, Inc.
On January 11, 2008, Employee #1 was the lead man for a crew of eight tradesmen who were removing old or abandoned electrical wiring and conduit at an operational warehouse. Employee #1 was using a 10 ft extension ladder to survey the electrical conduit to be demolished. As he was working, the ladder apparently overturned, and he fell between 13 ft and 14 ft to the floor. Employee #1 sustained injuries that required hospitalization. Subsequent investigation determined that the ladder was not secured and that Employee #1 had set it in a nearly vertical position, without the pitch required for stability. He was working along at the time of the accident.
Keywords: extension ladder, dismantling, unsecured, work rules, ladder, construction, fall, slope, overturn, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310062658 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:13
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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