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Accident: 105811.015 - Employee Trying To Prevent Fall Incurs Shock, Other Injuries

Accident: 105811.015 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 04/26/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1314354.01505/07/2018Mike Orloff Painting, Llc
At 11:30 a.m. on April 26, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company , was engaged in exterior painting at a one-story residence. He was working fro m an extension ladder and using a brush and paint sprayer to paint the eaves of a gable. The employee overreached and started to fall from the ladder. In an a ttempt to stop his fall, he grabbed electrical wires. The wires were energized, and Employee #1 was shocked. He fell from the ladder, a fall height of 18 feet . Emergency services transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he was admi tted and treated for a dislocated arm, a fractured femoral head, and electrical burns to the fingers on both hands.
Keywords: arm, burn, dislocated, electric shock, extension ladder, fall, fall protection, finger, fracture, ladder, leg, paint, painter, residential construction, roof, thigh
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 1314354.015 18 M Hospitalized injury Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist: 18
Cause: Exterior painting

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