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Accident: 202545729 - Employee Fractures Legs In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 202545729 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 09/23/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486610410/08/20131721Jerold Fine
On September 23, 2013, Employee #1 was on a 24 ft extension ladder, painting the exterior of a house. The grass had been wet that morning and the employee's shoes were slippery. Employee #1 slipped and fell approximately 22 ft to the ground. A coworker called the Fire Department, and the employee was transported to an area hospital, where he was treated for fractures to both his legs. Employee #1 was hospitalized for three days.
Keywords: fracture, extension ladder, fall, painter, leg
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 314866104 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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