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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 p aint the roof eave. Employee, carrying a paint bucket, #1 used an extension lad der 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 sev erely injured. Employee #1 lost consciousness, although he later regained consc iousness. Emergency services were called and transported the employee to the ho spital. Employee #1 died that afternoon.
Keywords: chest, extension ladder, fall, fall protection, head, material handling, paint, residential construction, roof, unconsciousness
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 Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist: 12
Cause: Exterior painting

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