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Accident: 899641 - Employee Fractures Vertebra In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 899641 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 05/26/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12367745205/26/19931771Leiws Exterior Applicators
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 1993, Employee #1 was descending a fixed ladder from a 14 ft Rusco mobile adjustable work platform. At approximately 5 ft from the ground, he lost his grip on the ladder and fell, landing on hard packed soil and rocks. The employee was transported to Loudoun Hospital, and admitted with a fracture to his lower vertebra.
Keywords: fracture, ladder, construction, descending, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, lost balance, vertebra, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123677452 Hospitalized injury Fracture Concrete and terrazzo finishers

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