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Accident: 111789.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Fractures Back

Accident: 111789.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 12/07/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1365788.01512/12/2018B M Lynn Painting Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on December 7, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a painting company, w as painting a gutter at a multifamily residential structure. He was working fro m an unsecured extension ladder propped against the exterior wall when he fell, a fall height of approximately 20 feet. The ladder also fell. Emergency servic es transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and underwent surgery for a fractured lower back.
Keywords: back, extension ladder, fall, fall protection, falling object, fracture, paint, painter, residential construction, spine, unsecured, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair   2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1365788.015 20 M Hospitalized injury Painters, sculptors, craft-artists & printmakers FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting

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