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Accident: 112778.015 - Employee Falls When Ladder Slides Out And Fractures Ankle

Accident: 112778.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 10/31/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1358443.01511/06/2018Patriot Painting & Decorating Inc.
At 1:00 p.m. on October 31, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a painting company, w as working from an A-frame stepladder on the roof of a residential building. Th e ladder, which was being used as a single ladder and not in the open A-frame po sition, was leaned against the second floor wall next to the second floor window . As Employee #1 reached to paint the trim above the window, the ladder slid ou t from under him. Employee #1 fell, a fall height of approximately 8.9 feet. T he employee was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for a fractur ed ankle and hip contusions.
Keywords: ankle, contusion, fall, fall protection, fracture, hip, painter, residential construction, roof, stepladder
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1358443.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Painters, construction and maintenance

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