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Accident: 201107083 - Employee Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201107083 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 09/26/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30082099001/04/20061771G & G Construction
On September 26, 2005, Employee #1 climbed an extension ladder to work on an 8-ft 5-in. roof structure. As he was accessing the roof, he lost his balance and fell backward, landing on the ground. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment of a back injury which resulted in paralysis.
Keywords: paralysis, extension ladder, roof, ladder, construction, back, fall, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 8
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300820990 Hospitalized injury Freezing/Frost Bite Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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