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Accident: 131205.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 131205.015 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 06/29/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1502756.01511/12/2020Pete'S Roofing

At 1:00 p.m. on June 29, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a roofing contractor, wa s engaged in roofing repair work at a three-story residence. He was attempting to climb a ladder that was set up improperly, with the ladder's feet sitting on previously removed roofing debris and the ladder braced against a ladder pick. The ladder slipped on the debris, and the employee fell, first landing face down on the porch roof, then rolling off the porch roof and falling into bushes. T he employee, who fell a total of 22 feet and sustained a severe cervical spine i njury, was killed.

Keywords: blunt force trauma, climbing on ladder, face, fall, fall protection, falling object, neck, repair, residential construction, roof, roofer, slip, spine, struck against, unsecured, unstable position
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other   3 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1502756.015 51 M Fatality Roofers FallDist: 22
Cause: Roofing

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