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Accident: 104765.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Is Paralyzed

Accident: 104765.015 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 04/12/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1309280.01504/16/20181521317720304 - Harris Quality Homes Llc
At 9:30 a.m. on April 12, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was installing siding at a two-story residential structure. He was working from an 18-foot ladder and taping and installing flashing near a window when he fell, a fall height of approximately 15 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for injuries to his neck and back. At the time of this report, Employee #1 was paralyzed.
Keywords: paralysis, back, fall, ladder, residential construction, neck, installing, fall protection, wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1309280.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Other

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