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Accident: 201521481 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201521481 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 07/03/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12315044307/03/20021721Gerald'S Painting
On July 3, 2002, Employee #1, with Gerald's Painting, was painting a house dormer utilizing a prefabricated metal scaffold and a ladder. The scaffold was about 8 ft high and the ladder was placed on top of the scaffold to reach the dormer, which was well above 25 ft from the ground. Neither the scaffold nor the ladder was secured to the structure. When the ladder began to slide, the scaffold tipped over and Employee #1 fell backward. He was hospitalized for a fractured right elbow, a fractured right ankle, a fractured left wrist, and back injuries.
Keywords: fracture, unsecured, ladder, back, fall, fall protection, elbow, painter, ankle, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 35
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 123150443 Hospitalized injury Fracture Hand painting, coating and decorating occupations FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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