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Accident: 108534.015 - Employee Fractures Skull And Ribs In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 108534.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 08/16/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1341175.01508/23/2018Paschke Brothers, Inc.
At 11:00 a.m. on August 16, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker were standing on A-frame ladders, performing exterior framing and maintenance/repair operations on single family or duplex dwellings, during residential construction. While replacing roofing shingles, on the eyebrow over the entryway, the ladder of Employee #1 somehow tipped over, possibly from being on an uneven surface. Employee #1's head then struck the lower concrete walkway, and he then sustained a fractured skull and broken ribs and was hospitalized for approximately two days.
Keywords: repair, skull, uneven ground, framing, construction, fracture, residential construction, maintenance, ladder, fall, concrete, walk platform, unconsciousness, roofer, rib
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair   1 9
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1341175.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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