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Accident: 201063781 - Employee Injured In Fall

Accident: 201063781 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 09/03/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12601721904/05/20011751Hector Daniel Browne
On September 3, 2000, Employee #1 was on a ladder near the edge of a second story roof attempting to secure the end of the ladder to the roof eaves. The feet of the ladder were nailed to scaffold planks at a 10-ft elevation. The scaffold was not adequately secured to the building. When Employee #1's body weight was placed on the ladder the scaffolding tipped. The scaffold planking at the base of the ladder moved away from the building and the top ends of the ladder began sliding down the exterior face of the building. Employee #1 either fell or jumped 17 ft to the unfinished, part dirt, part concrete surface. Employee #1 suffered six fractured vertebrae, three fractured ribs, a collapsed lung and partial paralysis of the lower extremities. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, lung, paralysis, collapse, ladder, construction, rib, fall, vertebra, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126017219 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:17
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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