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Accident: 95056.015 - Employee Crushes Heel And Ankle In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 95056.015 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 04/25/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1227994.01504/27/2017Sbs Construction
At 12:00 p.m. on April 25, 2017, Employee #1 was working on an 25 foot aluminum extension ladder, removing old wood siding from the gable area of a garage. The employee tried to transition from one extension ladder to another that was next to it. The second aluminum extension ladder was missing the rubber at the bottom of the ladder and gave way, causing Employee #1 to ride the ladder down to the paved asphalt driveway below. The employee crushed his left heel and ankle, and was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: struck against, foot, fracture, extension ladder, ankle, asphalt, fall, crushed
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  Alteration or rehabilitation   2 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1227994.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Fracture FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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