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Accident: 129969.015 - Employee Applying Caulk From Ladder Is Killed In Fall

Accident: 129969.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 09/28/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1495335.01510/01/2020W&Jr Painting Inc
At 10:00 a.m. on September 28, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a painting contrac tor, was working at a one-story residential structure. He was standing on a lad der and applying caulk when he lost balance, fell, and struck his head against t he brick patio, a fall height of 18 feet. Employee #1 was killed. Investigatio n revealed the employee was using the wrong equipment and, to reach the area bei ng caulked, had to over extend his body away from the ladder when he lost balanc e and fell.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, brain, brick, fall, fall protection, head, ladder, leaning over, lost balance, painter, patio, residential construction, skull, slip, struck against, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1495335.015 33 M Fatality Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist: 18
Cause: Exterior painting

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