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Accident: 128935.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall When Ladder Slips

Accident: 128935.015 -- Report ID: 0454713 -- Event Date: 08/14/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1489679.01508/17/2020Earlybird Paint & Construction Inc.
At 10:30 a.m. on August 14, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a painting company, w as engaged in repainting the exterior of a residential structure. He was workin g from a ladder and hanging plastic in preparation for painting when the ladder slipped. Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 16 feet, and struck the concrete su rface. He sustained blunt force traumatic injuries, including multiple fracture s, and was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, concrete, fall, fall protection, fracture, ladder, painter, residential construction, slip, struck against, unsecured, unstable position, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair   1 16 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1489679.015 28 M Fatality Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist: 16
Cause: Exterior painting

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