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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 114917.015 Event: 03/28/2019Employee Falls From Extension Ladder And Receives Multiple F
At 12:15 p.m. on March 28, 2019, an employee began set up to install a new chimn ey liner for a furnace and water heater. The employee prepared to climb down off the roof using a thirty-two foot extension ladder. The employee did not see tha t the ladder locks were not engaged and locked and began to step onto the ladder . Once the employee's weight was on the ladder, the ladder collapsed, which caus ed the employee to lose balance and fall approximately fourteen feet. The employ ee was hospitalized to treat fractures to the right wrist, hip and foot.
Keywords: climbing on ladder, collapse, descending, extension ladder, fall, foot, fracture, hip, ladder, lost balance, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1389447.015 Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed

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