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Accident: 201186293 - Employee Is Injured In Slip And Fall From Roof

Accident: 201186293 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 05/16/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31269314606/06/20121721Demartini/Arnott Painting Co., Inc.
At approximately 10 a.m. on May 16, 2012, Employee #1 was working as a Painter for DeMartini/Arnott Painting Company. The employee was painting the exterior of a 2-story building. While the main portion of the roof was steep with slate tiles and dormer windows, there were small portions of the second floor roof which were flat. Employee #1 and his Foreman, Employee #2 were standing on a small triangular flat portion of the second floor roof. The area was 6 ft by 6 ft by 8 ft, and approximately 20 ft above the ground. Employee #1 was priming the exterior stucco using a spray gun while Employee #2 was placing cardboard on the roof tiles to protect them from being sprayed. The area was on the shaded part of the house where dead leaves and moisture had created mildew and made the area slippery. Employee #1 was standing about 2ft. away from the unprotected edge of the roof, slipped and fell approximately 15.5 ft. and landed on the terraced garden which was 3.5ft. Above the paved walkway. The employee suffered a broken back injury and was hospitalized for three days.
Keywords: fracture, roof, roof dormer, building, slip, spray painting, back, fall, slippery surface, painter
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312693146 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from roof

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