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Accident: 201077757 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201077757 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 02/24/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31534377203/06/20121721Priority Remodeling Plumbing & Ac
At approximately 12:25p.m.on February 24, 2012 Employee # 1 was working as a part-time painter for Priority Remodeling Plumbing and Air Conditioning. Employee #1 was up on a 34 foot fiberglass extension ladder painting the trim on backside of a building leased by Certified Car Care. Employee #1 was using a power sprayer with his right hand in order to spray the trim in 5 to 6 feet sweeps while standing on the ladder. The extension ladder employee # 1 was standing slipped away from the stucco wall it was propped up against. Employee #1 fell 18 feet from the extension ladder to the cement ground. Employee # 1 sustained a broken right wrist, left elbow, and right knee. Employee #1 was transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego. Employee #1 was hospitalized for six days and had multiple surgeries and diagnosis testing. The accident was reported to Division of Occupation Health and Safety on February 27, 2012.
Keywords: knee, extension ladder, fall, elbow, painter, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315343772 Hospitalized injury Other Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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