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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 repla cing 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: concrete, construction, fall, fracture, framing, ladder, maintenance, repair, residential construction, rib, roofer, skull, unconsciousness, uneven ground, walk platform
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 Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist: 4
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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