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Accident: 99841.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Injures Back

Accident: 99841.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 07/19/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1248797.01507/21/2017Service Painting, Inc.

At 9:00 a.m. on July 19, 2017, Employee #1, a painter foreman, and Coworker #1, his assistant, both employed by a painting company, were engaged in interior rep ainting at a multi-employer job site, a school building. They were preparing a wall for a new coat of paint. Employee #1 was standing on a 4-foot Werner fiber glass stepladder with a paint bucket and materials held in his left hand. He no ticed an uneven area on the wall that needed treatment. As he began to climb th e stepladder, his foot slipped from the third rung, and he fell to the concrete floor, a fall height of 3 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a bruised tai lbone and other contusions to his lower body. .

Keywords: back, building, construction, contusion, fall, fall protection, material handling, paint, painter, stepladder
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation   1

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1248797.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Interior painting and decorating

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