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Accident: 201079050 - Employee Falls Through Ceiling And Is Injured

Accident: 201079050 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 05/28/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31534812806/04/20131721Brad Stoner Painting, Inc.
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on May 28, 2013, Employee #1, a painter, was working at the remodeling of a commercial property. The worksite was a single story suite. The interior of the suite included an office space with drop ceiling and a warehouse in the rear with a high ceiling. Employee #1 was painting the interior warehouse walls. He used a 16 ft ladder to get to the portion of the wall visible in the warehouse and above the false ceiling. Employee #1 stepped onto one of the ceiling panels and broke through, falling onto the carpeted floor of the front office below. The height of the fall was 8.5 ft. He suffered a fractured left wrist and facial laceration in the fall. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he received treatment and underwent surgery on the fracture. After undergoing medical procedures, he was hospitalized for more than 24 hours.
Keywords: fracture, suspended ceiling, laceration, fall, face, painter, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315348128 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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