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Accident: 202546917 - Painter Fractures Legs In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 202546917 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 02/26/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31754131604/10/20141521Palisades Construction
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on February 26, 2014, Employee #1, a painter employed by Palisades Construction, Inc., was working at a residential building. He was working from an 8-foot ladder set up outside the building and caulking a beam located approximately 11.25 feet above the ground. As he stood on the step below the top cap, Employee #1 fell to the ground. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to Cedar Sinai Medical Center, where he was admitted and treated for compound leg fractures. This workplace injury was investigated by Cal/OSHA. The investigation determined that Employee #1 had worked for the employer for approximately six years. His duties included, but were not limited to, painting. When interviewed, Employee #1 stated that the floor where the ladder was set up was not level.
Keywords: fracture, uneven ground, ladder, construction, fall, fall protection, painter, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 11
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317541316 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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