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Accident: 96462.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Sustains Multiple Fractures

Accident: 96462.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 06/07/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1241018.01506/20/2017Edwin Gomes Jr.
At 10:25 a.m. on June 7, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a constr uction contractor, were working at a commercial building. Employee #1 climbed a n extension ladder set up against a wall to prepare an electrical conduit that w as to have wire pulled through it. Coworker #1, an apprentice, held the base of the ladder as Employee #1 climbed. According to the subsequent investigation, Coworker #1 was instructed to get something and let go of the ladder. The ladde r slid out from against the wall, and Employee #1's feet slid out from the ladde r. Employee #1 held onto the ladder and rode it down the wall, and then hit the concrete surface, a fall height of approximately 14 feet. Emergency services w ere called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted an d treated for a compound fracture of his right arm, and a fractured knee. Both fractures required surgery. At the time of this report, the investigation was c ontinuing.
Keywords: arm, building, construction, extension ladder, fall, fall protection, fracture, knee, ladder, slip
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1241018.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work

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