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Accident: 133674.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder, Fractures Skull, And Dies

Accident: 133674.015 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 12/23/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1511435.01501/25/2021Rivera Remodeling
At 9:00 a.m. on December 23, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, painters subcontr acted by a construction remodeling company, were completing a four-day project t o repaint the exterior of a residential structure. Employee #1 was stepping ont o the extension ladder when he fell, a fall height of 8 to 9 feet, and struck hi s head on the concrete surface. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of a fractured skull. Employe e #1 died while hospitalized.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, brain, concrete, extension ladder, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, lost balance, maintenance, paint, remodel, residential construction, skull
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair   2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1511435.015 38 M Fatality Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting

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