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Accident: 201023587 - Employee Fractures Elbow In Fall From Roof

Accident: 201023587 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 08/11/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12548558108/15/20111721Tara Custom Painting & Decorating
At approximately 7:40 a.m. on August 11, 2011, Employee #1, a painter, was attempting to access the roof of an outbuilding on a new construction project. There was fog that morning, making the roof wet and slippery. As soon as he stepped off of the ladder, he slipped on the wet roof and fell 10 feet to the ground below. Employee #1 sustained a fracture to his left elbow. He was hospitalized for his injury.
Keywords: fracture, roof, ladder, construction, fall, fall protection, slippery surface, arm, painter
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125485581 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from roof

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