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Accident: 118063.015 - Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 118063.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 04/08/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1393208.01504/09/2019Newport Window Maintenance, Inc.

At approximately 7:15 a.m. on April 8, 2019, an employee was cleaning windows wh ile standing on a canopy structure at the entrance of the warehouse. The employ ee was assigned to clean four windows on the exterior of the building, above the metal and partially glass canopy. He accessed the canopy by climbing a 20 feet section ladder. The employee was using a handheld sponge and squeegee on extensi on poles to clean the windows. While cleaning the windows, The employee stepped on the canopy screen and fell through the screen, falling 15 feet from the top o f the canopy directly onto the ground below. The employee suffered blunt head tr auma, concussion, an 8cm stellate frontal scalp laceration, nasal fracture, open comminuted intra-articular olecranaon fracture, bilateral knee abrasion, and tr ansverse fracture of the right patella. The employee was hospitalized for these injuries

Keywords: blunt force trauma, concussion, fall, head, ladder

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1393208.015 38 M Hospitalized injury

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