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Fall from a Ladder

An extension ladder was separated into two sections. Each section was placed at the ends of a trailer mounted press. An employee was ascending the section without feet when the ladder section slid out from under the individual. The individual fell approximately 8’ to a concrete slab sustaining injuries beyond first aid treatment.

Work stopped immediately on press operations. A scaffold system was built around the press to allow for access. 

1.      1)  Verify that contractors have necessary training for tasks being performed.

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