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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201495538 Event: 12/29/2010Employee Is Injured In Fall From Ladder
At 10:20 a.m. on December 29, 2010, Employee #1, a regular, full time salesperson of a security and alarm company, was surveying a worksite at a customer's home in Hanford, CA for fire alarm system installation design specifications. Under his own direction, he climbed onto a 6-foot to 10-foot ladder to assist the employer's electrical contractor in locating wires. As Employee #1 was attempting to guide or thread fire alarm cable through the ceiling and walls of the home, he fell off the ladder. Employee #1 was transported to Fresno Community Regional Medical Center via ambulance. He was admitted at 11:24 a.m., hospitalized, and treated for a closed head injury and fractures of the jaw, temporal bone, clavicle, and ribs on the left side of his body. The employer telephoned the Cal/OSHA Fresno District Office to report the incident on December 30, 2010.
Keywords: fracture, head, collarbone, ladder, rib, fall, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315069310 Hospitalized injury Fracture Sales support occupations, n.e.c.

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