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Accident: 94649.015 - Worker Steadying Ladder Is Struck And Is Injured By Falling

Accident: 94649.015 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 04/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1224202.01504/11/2017Ams Services & Designs, Inc
At 2:30 p.m. on April 10, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a const ruction subcontractor at a multiemployer construction project for a commercial b uilding, were removing a light fixture from a roof joist. Employee #1 was stand ing at the base of a Werner 10-foot A-Frame ladder and steadying it. Coworker # 1 was standing on the ladder's top step and reaching up to a height as great as 16 feet to disconnect the 30-pound temporary halogen light fixture. Coworker #1 disconnected the light fixture, but then lost control of the fixture. The fixt ure fell, first striking a ceiling tile framing 9 feet above a concrete floor an d then continuing to fall and striking Employee #1. The light fixture fell appr oximately 16 feet before striking Employee #1. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated fo r bruises, contusions, and possible nerve damage to the left shoulder and lower neck area.
Keywords: construction, contusion, dismantling, falling object, ladder, lighting fixture, neck, shoulder, struck by, work rules
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1224202.015 56 M Hospitalized injury Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work

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