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Accident: 202471942 - Employee Falls Through Skylight, Fractures Skull, Hip, Other

Accident: 202471942 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 06/13/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31483113207/19/20121721Chuck'S Custom Painting
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on May 29, 2012, Employee #1, a painter with Chuck's Custom Painting, and a coworker were moving a pool ball wall rack from the closet. There was an approximately 4 ft by 5 ft skylight in the floor of the closet that was covered by thin plastic. Employee #1 stepped onto the skylight and fell approximately ten feet to the tile floor below. Employee #1 sustained fractures of the skull, neck, left hip, shoulder and wrist, and he was hospitalized with these injuries.
Keywords: fracture, head, shoulder, unstable surface, fall, neck, painter, hip, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314831132 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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