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Accident: 977306 - Construction Worker Injured, Later Died; Fell From Ladder

Accident: 977306 -- Report ID: 0454714 -- Event Date: 10/17/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10553246910/21/19871711New River Fire Protection & Fabrication Co Inc

ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1987 AT APPROXIMATELY 12:30 PM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ATTACHING PIPE HANGERS FOR A WET SPRINKLER SYSTEM. WHILE WORKING FROM A 12 FOOT, A-FRAME TYPE WOOD LADDER, EMPLOYEE #1 AND THE LADDER FELL BACKWARDS TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR. HE WAS DIAGNOSED AS HAVING A FRACTURED VERTEBRA, BUT DIED FROM RELATED COMPLICATIONS ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17TH. THE CORONER'S REPORT INDICATED "HEART ATTACK."

Keywords: fracture, heart attack, ladder, construction, fall, lost balance, vertebra

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105532469 Hospitalized injury Fracture Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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