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Accident: 133746.015 - Employee Fractures Ribs In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 133746.015 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 01/15/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1511650.01501/26/2021Slater Custom Painting Llc
At 12:30 p.m. on January 15, 2021, Employee #1, a painter/laborer employed by a painting contractor, was working alone on a scaffold at a multifamily residentia l building. The scaffold was missing a plank, which for unknown reasons had bee n removed and placed upright on that level of the scaffold. The employee was ma sking a window when he fell through the opening created by the missing plank, a fall height of 11.5 feet. The employee was transported to the hospital and admi tted for treatment of multiple fractured ribs.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, floor hole, fracture, painter, plank, residential construction, rib, scaffold, work rules, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1511650.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist: 11
Cause: Exterior masonry

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