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Accident: 120709.015 - Employee Fractures Vertebrae In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 120709.015 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 06/15/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1410273.01506/19/2019Maria Ramirez
At 8:28 a.m. on June 15, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a renovation company, wa s working at a single family residence. He was using an extension ladder placed on top of a rolling scaffold to access and tape the ceiling. The employee fell from the ladder, a fall height of 26.5 feet. He was transported to the hospita l and admitted for treatment of multiple fractured vertebrae.
Keywords: ceiling, extension ladder, fall, fall protection, falling object, fracture, installing, mobile scaffold, rehabilitation, renovation, repair, residential construction, spine, struck against, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1410273.015 20 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist: 27
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors

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