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Accident: 107537.015 - Employee Sustains Broken Leg And Head Trauma Falling From La

Accident: 107537.015 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 07/19/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1331904.01507/19/2018Donald Garthe
At 12:00 p.m. on July 19, 2018, an employee was painting the exterior of a residential (duplex) house. The employee was on one of two aluminum ladders set up to paint the left side of the house. The employee was using a paint brush and roller. Both ladders where set up within the approach distance of the electrical service to the residence. No one saw the employee fall, but a witness indicated the employee was working on the left most ladder. The witness heard the employee yell and land on the driveway. The employee sustained a broken right femur and severe head trauma and died.
Keywords: painter, ladder, fall, struck against, asphalt
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1331904.015 62 M Fatality Cut/Laceration Painters, construction and maintenance

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