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Accident: 103915.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Fractures Elbow And Wrist

Accident: 103915.015 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 02/27/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1300323.01503/06/2018Sheraton Services, Inc.
At 12:30 p.m. on February 27, 2018, Employee #1 was painting a fascia board, usi ng a ladder. The ladder that he was using was placed on the soft earth and was n ot secure. The employee was holding a one gallon paint can as he climbed higher on the ladder. As he stepped on the step below the top cap, he realized that his ladder was too short for the job. He was unable to maintain the recommended thr ee points of contact while ascending with the paint can, and fell. Employee #1 s ustained a fractured elbow and wrist. He was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: elbow, fall, fall protection, fracture, ladder, paint, unstable position, unstable soil, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   1 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1300323.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Painting and paint spraying machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting

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