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Accident: 109857.015 - Employee Falls Whille Reading Measurement, Fractures Vertebr

Accident: 109857.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 09/24/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1351856.01510/05/2018Amrap Limited
At 1:45 p.m. on September 24, 2018, an employee was reading a measurement writte n on a soffit board while working to install a gutter. The employee was possibly standing on the roof or in the middle of ascending or descending a ladder when he fell approximately ten feet. The employee was hospitalized for a fracture to his vertebrae, which resulted in paralysis from the waist down.
Keywords: ascending, descending, fall, fracture, installing, ladder, paralysis, roof, soffit, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2 13
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1351856.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Carpenter FallDist: 13
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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