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Accident: 109386.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Fractures Knee

Accident: 109386.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 09/10/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1348269.01509/12/2018Ruiz Painting And Wallcovering
At 9:45 a.m. on September 10, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a painting company, were engaged in exterior painting at a two-story multifamily residential structure. They were working side by side from extension ladders and spray painting a wall. Employee #1's ladder, a Werner 24-foot extension ladder, was set onto uneven ground that included surface gravel and vegetation, and the ladder was not secured. The ladder moved, and Employee #1 and the ladder fell, a fall height of 19 feet. Emergency services transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for a fractured left knee that required two surgeries.
Keywords: paint, spray painting, unsecured, fracture, maintenance, residential construction, knee, extension ladder, uneven ground, repair, painter
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair   2 24
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1348269.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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