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Accident: 201185410 - Employee'S Leg And Vertebra Are Fractured In Fall

Accident: 201185410 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 08/12/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31268942508/12/20101721Mauranda Inc, Dba Ross Painting
At approximately 7:20 a.m. on August 12, 2010, Employee #1 was a painting subcontractor painting an interior of a three story dwelling. He was prepping a door of an elevator on the second floor. As he was sanding, he moved backwards and fell approximately 24 ft into the unguarded elevator hoistway, landing in the pit. He fractured his vertebra and right tibia and received deep abrasions to both ankles. He was hospitalized and had arthroscopic operation on his left knee.
Keywords: fracture, construction, fall, painter, vertebra, unguarded, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 4 36
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312689425 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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