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Accident: 107240.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Fractures Spine

Accident: 107240.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 04/12/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1314206.01505/07/2018John R Donaldson Construction Inc.

At 11:00 a.m. on April 12, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company , was working at a private residence. He used a pressure washer to wash the dri veway. The homeowner then asked Employee #1 to wash the windows and provided a 14-foot aluminum straight ladder. As Employee #1 worked from the ladder, water from the pressure washer pooled on the ground. The ladder slipped, and Employee #1 fell, a fall height of approximately 7 feet. Emergency services were called , and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a vertebral fracture of his lower back/spine.

Keywords: fall, fall protection, fracture, ladder, residential construction, slip, slippery surface, spine, vertebra, water, window washer

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1314206.015 47 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers

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