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Accident: 98130.015 - Employee Falls From Step Ladder And Fractures Right Hip

Accident: 98130.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 07/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1250379.01508/11/2017Western Mi University
At 9:15 a.m. on July 21, 2017, an employee was showing a coworker how to change a fluorescent light bulb in an overhead fixture. The employee was about 4 feet up on an 8 foot fiberglass step ladder and had turned his shoulders while facing the ladder to hand the light shield to the coworker standing on the floor. The employee lost his balance and fell from the ladder to the floor, fracturing his right hip. The employee was hospitalized as a result of their injuries.
Keywords: fall, fracture, hip, ladder, lighting fixture, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1250379.015 64 M Hospitalized injury Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers

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