Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170840359 - Employee Falls From Stepladder And Becomes Paralyzed

Accident: 170840359 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 09/28/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12562547510/03/20011521Bruce Johnston Construction, Inc.
On September 28, 2001, Employee #1 and a crew of employees were demolishing the existing roof structure over a converted sun porch by cutting it into sections, handing them down and carrying them to a debris truck. Two employees were on the roof, cutting. One employee was carrying sections out to the truck, and Employee #1 was on a stepladder handing down cut sections, each 3-feet by 3-feet. He was using a 10-foot Cuprum fiberglass stepladder. When a section hung up on an interior wall top plate, Employee #1 tried to free it. Once the section became free, it either hit the ladder or caused Employee #1 to lose his balance, falling off the ladder injuring his neck. The neck injury caused spinal cord damage and paralysis. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: paralysis, spine, stepladder, fall, neck, lost balance, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Demolition Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125625475 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Carpenter apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.