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Accident: 109194.015 - Employee Working From Ladder Is Injured And Is Paralyzed Fro

Accident: 109194.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 08/08/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1343386.01508/15/2018Yarco, Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on August 8, 2018, an employee was applying fire caulking to drywall seams and wall penetration cracks near the ceiling using a trough and trowel while on a step ladder. As the employee was working, the ladder shifted and the employee his lost balance and fell ten feet. The employee suffered fractures to his neck and back (4 vertebrae), head contusion, and spinal cord damage that has left the employee paralyzed from the waist down and organ complications.
Keywords: paralysis, fall, ladder, neck, lost balance, head, hand tool, fracture, contusion, spine, vertebra, back, drywall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   21 210
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1343386.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Drywall installers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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