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Accident: 109519.015 - Employee Falls Two Stories In Residential Property, Strikes

Accident: 109519.015 -- Report ID: 0352460 -- Event Date: 08/15/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1344963.01509/04/2018R. Wendell Presgrave, Inc.
At 6:00 p.m. on August 15, 2018, an employee was completing an estimate for some heating and air conditioning work to be completed in a private residence's attic. The employee was working from a walking-working surface that was approximately 2 feet wide and extended the length of the attic. The employee turned to face the air handler and stepped off of the working surface, falling through the drywall ceiling. The employee fell two stories and struck the wooden railings on both floors, killing him.
Keywords: air conditioner, attic, ceiling panel, guardrail, fall, struck against
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1344963.015 72 M Fatality Other Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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