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Accident: 118920.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Later Dies

Accident: 118920.015 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 07/25/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1420991.01507/25/2019Keith Alan Barham
At 8:15 a.m. on July 25, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged in renovation work at a residential structure. He was assigned to paint the roof eave. Employee, carrying a paint bucket, #1 used an extension ladder to climb to the eave. When he reached the top of the ladder, he was seen to make a clutching motion toward his chest. Employee #1 fell from the ladder, a fall height of 12.2 feet, struck the back of his head on the ground, and was severely injured. Employee #1 lost consciousness, although he later regained consciousness. Emergency services were called and transported the employee to the hospital. Employee #1 died that afternoon.
Keywords: paint, head, residential construction, roof, material handling, fall protection, unconsciousness, chest, extension ladder, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   1 12 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1420991.015 65 M Fatality Concussion Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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