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Accident: 96707.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Incurs Back Injuries

Accident: 96707.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 06/26/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1243373.01506/28/2017E2 Optics Llc
At 2:30 p.m. on June 26, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a telecommunications company, was working in a building's ballroom as part of a multiemployer construction project. He was working from a 20-foot extension ladder and testing phone and Ethernet connections in the ballroom ceiling. The ladder slipped. Employee #1 fell, a fall height of approximately 8 to 10 feet, and landed on his right hip. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a lower back injury, a ruptured disc and possible fractured vertebrae.
Keywords: telecom work, vertebra, building, fall protection, ladder, fracture, fall, back, unstable position, test equipment
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1243373.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Installers And Repairers

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