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Accident: 959759 - Employee Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 959759 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/23/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11186539008/29/19917312Gannett Outdoor
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on August 25, 1991, Employee #1 was using a specially-designed extension ladder to post a billboard in Sacramento. Instead of securing the ladder to the platform at the bottom of the billboard, Employee #1 used a device to tie the base section of the ladder to the top section, which hooks over the top of the billboard. The tie holding the two sections of the ladder came loose, and Employee #1 and the bottom section of the ladder fell 22 ft to the ground. Employee #1 suffered a broken foot and two compression fractures of the spine.
Keywords: fracture, extension ladder, spine, ladder, fall, advertising sign, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111865390 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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