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Accident: 120356.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall While Pressure Washing Tractor Tr

Accident: 120356.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 10/01/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1434967.01510/02/2019Service Trucking Inc.
At 3:30 p.m. on October 1, 2019, Employee #1 was pressure washing the exterior of a tractor trailer, using a 9 foot 10 inch mobile ladder stand. His employer manufactured their own mobile ladder stand platform. The wheel casters on the platform were not capable of locking. The guard rail system of the stand was missing the mid rail and the stairway hand rails were only on one side of the platform. Employee #1 set down the pressure washing gun and climbed down the ladder stand. As he descended, he fell, striking his head on the concrete, killing him. There were no eye witnesses to the fall.
Keywords: platform, head, guardrail, tractor trailer, concrete slab, fall, ladder, fall protection, struck against
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1434967.015 75 M Fatality Concussion Truck drivers, heavy

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