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Inspection: 300883808 - Golden State Equipment Repair Dba R&M Refrigeratio

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 300883808Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 07/06/2005

Golden State Equipment Repair Dba R&M Refrigeratio
951 Richards Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95814
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1711/Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning
NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Mailing: 889 Riverside Ave, Roseville, CA 95678

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/15/2005
Close Case:11/23/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201178175Event: 06/23/2005Employee Sustains Multiple Fractures In Fall From Ladder
On June 23, 2005, Employee #1 was working as a service technician with R & M Refrigeration of Roseville, CA, servicing air conditioning equipment on the roof of a building owned by Cresco Restaurant Supply, in Sacramento, CA. Access to the equipment was via a fixed, metal ladder, just less than 20 feet in height, mounted to the exterior wall of the building. Employee #1 had been on the roof and had climbed down to get parts he needed. He remembered starting to climb the ladder to return to the roof, but the next thing he remembered was awakening on the ground in great pain. He had sustained crushing injuries to both heels, ankles, and feet; a fractured tailbone; a burst fracture of his L1 lumbar vertebra; a fracture to his right wrist; head injuries, including concussion and cranial bleeding (for which he received stitches in the back of his head); blood clots in one lung; hearing loss in both ears; and dizziness. He notified his employer, who notified employees at Cresco. The Sacramento Fire Department responded and transported Employee #1 to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He was hospitalized. He was later transferred to Kaiser, and he was transferred from the hospital to a physical rehabilitation center on July 15, 2005.
Keywords: blood clot, fracture, head, lung, roof, air conditioner, ladder, back, dizziness, fall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300883808 Hospitalized injury Fracture Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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