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Accident: 103832.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Fractures Ankle

Accident: 103832.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 10/18/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1273039.01510/20/2017Kelso'S Painting Inc.
At 1:15 p.m. on October 18, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a painting company, was preparing to paint the exterior of a building. He set up an extension ladder, placing the two top rails of the ladder on the padding around the building's roll-up door instead of on the solid surface of the concrete wall. As Employee #1 climbed the ladder, it sank into the padding. The ladder slipped, and Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 10 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured ankle.
Keywords: painter, fall, fall protection, fracture, extension ladder, construction, unstable position, unstable surface, ankle, work rules
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  Maintenance or repair   1 28
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1273039.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance

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