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Accident: 202493409 - Employee Fractures Vertebrae In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 202493409 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 03/01/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31651515406/21/20121721Bill Whitley Painting & Drywall, Inc.
At approximately 9:07 a.m. on June 1, 2012, Employee #1 was working as a painter, painting a residential home located in the city of Auburn, CA. The employee was at the top of a ladder. The ladder slid sideways causing Employee #1 to fall approximately 12 ft onto a concrete walkway and low garden wall. The employee was transported by ambulance to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, where he was admitted for a compressed fracture of his T4-vertebra. Employee #1 was treated and released after five days.
Keywords: fracture, ladder, paint, fall, painter, vertebra
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 316515154 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:12
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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