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Accident: 117871.015 - Employee Falls, Fractures Back After Tipping Ladder While Pa

Accident: 117871.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 07/01/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1414723.01507/12/2019Clarke Community School District
At 2:00 p.m. on July 1, 2019, an employee was standing on the 4th rung of a 6 fo ot ladder finishing up painting a classroom. The employee was reaching over to t he left of the ladder when she tipped the ladder over. The employee fractured he r vertebrae in the fall to the floor and was hospitalized.
Keywords: abrasion, back, blunt force, blunt force trauma, climbing on ladder, contusion, fall, fracture, janitor, ladder, leaning over, painter, training, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation   0 4
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1414723.015 64 F Hospitalized injury Janitors and cleaners FallDist:
Cause: Interior painting and decorating

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