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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 133769.015 Event: 02/16/2021Employee Dies Of Multiple Injuries In Fall From Extension La
At 8:00 a.m. on February 16, 2021, an employee prepared to paint a ten foot by t welve-foot room using a twenty-four foot extension ladder extended to fifteen fe et to reach higher sections of the walls. At some point, the employee was found on the ground after an approximate twelve-foot fall from the ladder with a bleed ing head injury. The employee was taken, by ambulance, to the hospital, where th e employee later died of their injuries that included intracranial hemorrhage, f ractures to the right clavicle and five ribs and acute hypoxic respiratory failu re.
Keywords: extension ladder, fall, fracture, head, hemorrhage, ladder, paint, painter, respiratory, rib, shoulder
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1517666.015 Fatality Painters, construction and maintenance

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