Alert
  • Published: 7 Apr 2020
  • Incident ID: 4331

Groin injury following use of ladder

Screenshot 2020 04 23 at 17 43 56
Screenshot 2020 04 23 at 17 43 56

Cause & Consequence

  • Contact with something fixed or stationary
  • Slip, trip or fall on same level

Contributing Factor

  • Control of work

Description of Process

Accessing an open topped basket using the fixed external and internal ladder rungs.

Description of Incident

The IP was climbing into an open topped basket using the fixed external and internal ladder rungs. Whilst swinging his right leg over the top of the basket to gain access to the inside of the basket, the IP's left foot slipped from the external ladder rung, causing the IP to lose his footing and consequently landing, straddling the basket top.

The IP reported to the medic within 1/2 hour of the incident and was medivac'd the same day.

Good Practice Guidance

It is not always good practice to use the designed external / internal ladders - in this case, access/egress ladders would have been the best means of accessing the inside of the container.

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