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Inspection: 312432255 - La County Fire Dept.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 312432255Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 06/08/2009

La County Fire Dept.
45449 N. 12th St. West
Lancaster, CA 93534
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection
Mailing: 1320 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90063

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/15/2009
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:10/21/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202468054Event: 05/22/2009Employee Is Injured In Fall Off Ladder
At approximately 9:15 p.m. on May 22, 2009, Employee #1 and a coworker, both firefighters, responded to a single residential fire. Employees #1 and his coworker climbed a ladder to the roof to cut a hole and ventilate the fire. When they completed cutting the hole, they came down the ladder. The coworker handed Employee #1 the saw. The ladder slipped from under Employee #1, and he fell off the ladder, landing on his stomach on the concrete below. Employee #1 was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was diagnosed with a left fractured wrist and a laceration to his nose. He was hospitalized for two nights.
Keywords: firefighter, fracture, roof, fire, ladder, nose, saw, laceration, fall, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312432255 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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