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Accident: 92767.015 - Employee Climbing Ladder On Bridge Falls And Fractures Leg A

Accident: 92767.015 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 01/14/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1207482.01501/27/2017Southeast Miscellaneous Erectors, Inc.
At 8:45 a.m. on January 14, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a steel erection company, were welding a handrail on the exterior of a bridge. Employee #1 was climbing an extension ladder while carrying welding lead in his left hand. Coworker #1 was holding the base of the ladder. When Employee #1 reached the top of the ladder, he attempted to pull his welding lead, which caused his weight to shift to the right. The top of the ladder kicked out to the left, and Coworker #1 was unable to keep the ladder stable. Employee #1 fell down onto plywood that was protecting concrete, a fall height of approximately 16 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for fractures to his left wrist and his leg.
Keywords: welding, bridge, construction, fall protection, ladder, leg, handrail, fracture, fall, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1207482.015 33 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Welders and cutters

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