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Accident: 145536.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Fractures Vertebra

Accident: 145536.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 12/20/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1588480.01504/05/2022Coronado Cays Homeowners Association

At 10:00 a.m. on December 20, 2021, an employee, a maintenance technician, was w orking on the higher tier of a two-level flat roof at a residential jobsite and was stepping onto the extension ladder to access the lower flat roof. The empl oyee and a coworker were painting the stucco on a chimney and were using extensi ons ladders for access. The ladder slipped out from underneath him, and he tried to hang onto the edge of the higher flat roof before falling onto the ladder, l anding on his back and hitting his head. The employee was hospitalized to treat a fracture to the lumbar vertebra. Factors that caused the injury include the l adder not being placed as to prevent slipping, or tied, blocked, held, or otherw ise secured to prevent slipping. As a result of the investigation the employer w as cited under T8 CCR �3276(e)(9) for not having the extension ladder placed in a matter that prevented it from slipping. The employer was a Homeowner Associat ion where employees were engaged in general maintenance. The property is a tempo rary jobsite, a two-story condo in a coastal community with two sections of the roof being flat with a parapet wall.

Keywords: extension ladder, fall, fall from elevation, fracture, ladder, vertebra

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1588480.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Painters, construction and maintenance

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