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Accident: 171011364 - Employee Paralyzed After Breaking Neck In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 171011364 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 12/02/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11988946712/13/20001751J M Morris Construction
Employee #1 was working from a ladder when it slipped sideways and he fell to the ground. He fractured several cervical vertebrae, resulting in paralysis from the neck down.
Keywords: fracture, paralysis, ladder, slip, construction, fall, neck, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 3 70
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119889467 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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