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Accident: 115478.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Fractures Vertebrae

Accident: 115478.015 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 01/22/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1374301.01501/29/2019Sm Construction & Associates, Inc

At 11:20 a.m. on January 22, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction contr actor, was performing exterior maintenance, replacing siding and window trim at a residence. He was standing on an extension ladder that had been placed throug h a skylight opening onto a sloped roof. The ladder was tied off to prevent sli pping. As the employee attempted to install or secure an anchor tie-back for hi s safety harness and ladder, he slipped and fell onto the deck below, a fall hei ght of approximately 12 feet. The employee was transported to the hospital, whe re he was admitted for treatment of three fractured vertebrae and right shoulder bruising.

Keywords: blunt force trauma, contusion, extension ladder, fall, fall protection, fracture, installing, maintenance, ppe, residential construction, roof, shoulder, skylight, tie-off, unprotected, vertebra

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1374301.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Carpenter FallDist:

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