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Accident: 202523767 - Employee Misses Step On Ladder, Falls, Fractures Hand

Accident: 202523767 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 04/10/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31669815804/17/20131721Jw Peterson Painting
On April 10, 2013, Employee #1, with Jw Peterson Painting, was applying masking tape and plastic to a newly-built home's window before the home was to be painted. Employee #1 was on a ladder, standing at about 7 ft. There was a scaffold in close proximity to the ladder. To finish putting up the plastic, Employee #1 stepped onto a protruding board of the scaffold. The board tipped, and Employee #1 fell to the ground. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a fractured left hand.
Keywords: fracture, ladder, paint, unstable surface, fall, painter, hand, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316698158 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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