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Accident: 202654331 - Employee Fractures Lower Back In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 202654331 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 03/27/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31699250204/04/20131721Silicon Valley Painting Inc Dba Certapro
At approximately 8:55 a.m. on March 27, 2013, Employee #1, a painter, was on an extension ladder painting a two story residential home in the back yard area. The employee set up the 16-ft extension ladder on a wooden deck and ascended the ladder. The ladder slipped out causing Employee #1 and ladder to the fall to the deck below. The employee was transported to an area hospital, where he was treated for fractured lower back. The employee remained hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, extension ladder, ladder, slip, back, fall, painter
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316992502 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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