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Accident: 97551.015 - Worker Falls From Ladder, Breaks Wrist And Ribs, Sustains He

Accident: 97551.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 02/01/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1224400.01504/07/2017Portermatt Electric, Inc.
At 10:50 a.m. on February 1, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by an e lectrical services company, were working at the rear of a retail shopping center . They were climbing a fixed ladder to access the building attic in preparation for repairing a lighting system. Employee #1, who was carrying an impact drill under his arm, had reached the ladder's upper rung when he fell. He fell appro ximately 7 to 8 feet onto Coworker #1 at the bottom of the ladder, and then fell an additional 3 feet to the concrete surface. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. Employee #1 was admitted and tr eated for fractures to his wrist and three ribs, a head laceration, and a concus sion.
Keywords: construction, electrician, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, ladder, repair, rib, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1224400.015 46 M Hospitalized injury Electricians' apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.

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