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Accident: 104036.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Fractures Spine

Accident: 104036.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 01/27/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1294532.01502/14/2018G P S Painting And Wallcovering Inc
At 7:00 a.m. on January 27, 2018, Employee #1, a painter, and Coworker #1, Emplo yee #1's supervisor, both employed by a painting company, were working at a mult iemployer construction project, a commercial building that was being renovated. Employee #1 was working from an extension ladder that had been placed on a stai rcase. He was painting the upper staircase as Coworker #1 held the ladder in pl ace. Coworker #1 released the ladder, whereupon the ladder slipped and fell fro m the staircase. Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 10 to 15 feet, and struck h is back on the lower staircase. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for a compre ssion fracture of his T12 vertebra.
Keywords: construction, extension ladder, fall, fall protection, fracture, painter, spine, stair, unsecured, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1294532.015 39 M Hospitalized injury Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Interior painting and decorating

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