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RE: injured workers in pain and WC mri showing no damage - Cervical_Fusion - 09-28-2011

In what was was this ladder faulty ?
In what was was this ladder faulty ?


RE: injured workers in pain and WC mri showing no damage - lizdawiz82 - 09-29-2011

it was a broken ladder that was kept inside the department we had 3 of them and the one i was using that night was the broken one it does not lock when in use
it was a broken ladder that was kept inside the department we had 3 of them and the one i was using that night was the broken one it does not lock when in use
(09-28-2011, 09:42 PM)Bummer Knees Wrote: Have you read the MRI report yourself? If not request a copy.

No i have not read it myself ,i'll ask on my next appointment


RE: injured workers in pain and WC mri showing no damage - Cervical_Fusion - 09-29-2011

So what happend when you were on this broken ladder ?


RE: injured workers in pain and WC mri showing no damage - Cervical_Fusion - 09-29-2011

So what happend when you were on this broken ladder ?


RE: injured workers in pain and WC mri showing no damage - LeglEgl - 09-29-2011

(09-28-2011, 07:51 PM)lizdawiz82 Wrote: Well i was wondering if i could file with the OSHA because i injured myself on a faulty ladder ...

Most likely not. All workers are responsible for rejecting the use of what they see as faulty and unsafe equipment. OSHA would look at how long the equipment had been in place, and how long people have been using it without incident. That alone could negate the complaint or any safety violation.

Also, like Bronco said - there may not be a ladder for OSHA to inspect.

Let it go. It's not going to gain you anything, and will probably die out before it gets assigned to an OSHA investigator.




RE: injured workers in pain and WC mri showing no damage - lizdawiz82 - 09-29-2011

(09-29-2011, 09:30 AM)LeglEgl Wrote:
(09-28-2011, 07:51 PM)lizdawiz82 Wrote: Well i was wondering if i could file with the OSHA because i injured myself on a faulty ladder ...

Most likely not. All workers are responsible for rejecting the use of what they see as faulty and unsafe equipment. OSHA would look at how long the equipment had been in place, and how long people have been using it without incident. That alone could negate the complaint or any safety violation.

Also, like Bronco said - there may not be a ladder for OSHA to inspect.

Let it go. It's not going to gain you anything, and will probably die out before it gets assigned to an OSHA investigator.

I was stocking a shelf at the time of use inside a freezer the funny thing is that i told them it was faulty and they left it there for someone else to use it after my injury and they almost fell but he was tall enough to save himself (his own words) . leglegl is write its not worth it most likely the ladder has been trashed i hope


RE: injured workers in pain and WC mri showing no damage - 1171 - 09-29-2011

i say file a complaint.
for all you know another employee ignored the problem before you got there.
save a co-worker and file.


RE: injured workers in pain and WC mri showing no damage - lizdawiz82 - 09-29-2011

(09-29-2011, 12:18 PM)1171 Wrote: i say file a complaint.
for all you know another employee ignored the problem before you got there.
save a co-worker and file.

I had 5 coworkers report it broken before i got injured and i had 2 incidents before my injury ,the reason i used it was because i cant tell the difference between all the ladders they all look the same and im to busy to test all of them before i use them but they might of got rid of it because my coworker reported it the day after my injury because he almost fell and he told me it was in the same place where i was injured , i guess they did not believe my story.


RE: injured workers in pain and WC mri showing no damage - Cervical_Fusion - 09-29-2011

If you file an Osha complaint, the only thing that would happen, Osha would may send someone in and they would see the ladder if it still exist, they would tell them to replace it in so many days or they will be fined. They may come back and check and see if they did replace it and they may not come back to check it.
If you file an Osha complaint, the only thing that would happen, Osha would may send someone in and they would see the ladder if it still exist, they would tell them to replace it in so many days or they will be fined. They may come back and check and see if they did replace it and they may not come back to check it.


RE: injured workers in pain and WC mri showing no damage - LeglEgl - 09-30-2011

I am trained and certified by OSHA in workplace safety. I attended a 40-hour course to get that certification. I can assure you that OSHA will not very likely pursue this by sending an Investigator to the ER's premises based on nothing more than a faulty ladder. OSHA will telephone the employer, describes the alleged hazards and then follow up with a fax or a letter. The employer must respond within five days, identifying in writing any problems found and noting corrective actions taken or planned. If the response is adequate, OSHA generally will not conduct an inspection. The employee who filed the original complaint will receive a copy of the employer's response. If still not satisfied, the complainant may then request an on-site inspection.

Like I said, you won't gain from it. If you wish to file, you may, and OSHA may address the matter. Priorities are set by OSHA. One ladder, or several safety violations.....which one do you think will be at the top of the list?

If you think it will protect other employees, as 1171 suggests, file the report. Your name will be kept confidential - but remember that the ladder is the cause of your injury, and the ER will know that.