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Accident: 105092.015 - Employee Incurs Seizure, Falls From Ladder, And Is Paralyzed

Accident: 105092.015 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 04/23/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1312269.01504/25/2018Modern Painting Services, Llc
At 10:00 a.m. on April 23, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a painting company, wa s engaged in exterior painting at a residential building. As he worked from a l adder, he had a seizure and fell, a fall height of approximately 8 feet, and str uck a piece of edging on the ground. Emergency services were called, and Employ ee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for fracture d vertebrae resulting in paralysis.
Keywords: fracture, ladder, paint, painter, paralysis, residential construction, struck against, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   8
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1312269.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist: 8
Cause: Exterior painting

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