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Inspection Detail

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170593065 Event: 12/14/1993Fall - Slipped Off Ladder
An electric utility employee was descending a 3-meter-high (10-foot-high) fixed metal ladder in a maintenance area. His foot slipped on the ladder's second rung, which was about 0.9 meters (3 feet) above the floor. The employee fell backwards to the concrete floor, landing in a sitting position on his buttocks. He was treated for a slight vertebra fracture and was under bed rest for 2 days.
Keywords: fracture, ladder, slip, fixed ladder, fall, vertebra
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119995439 Non Hospitalized injury Other Carpenters

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