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Accident: 202652210 - Employee Falls From Stepladder And Fractures Right Foot

Accident: 202652210 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 03/28/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31620692904/04/20121721C.T. Georgiou Painting Co.
At 8:45 a.m. on March 28, 2012, Employee #1 was taping and prepping before painting by hanging a plastic sheet in the exterior walkway in front of Door Number 309A, Building Number 3. The employer was a painting contractor and had a total of 15 employees and was nonunionized. At the time of accident, Employee #1 was standing on the fourth step of a metal stepladder (Werner 10 foot Ladder, 300 pound capacity, Model Number 310MK30, Part Number 100515). As he was cutting the plastic sheet with a knife, the front left support of the ladder sank into the muddy ground, and Employee #1 lost his balance and he fell, causing a compound fracture of his right foot and ankle, which required four surgeries and hospitalization for three days.
Keywords: fracture, stepladder, fall, painter, ankle, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316206929 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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