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Accident: 120585.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 120585.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 07/18/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1417646.01507/19/2019Jj & J Construction Contractors, Inc.
At 3:00 p.m. on July 18, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at the site of a new two-story residential structure. He climbed a stepladder while holding a 24-foot by 16-inch floor joist intended for installat ion on the second floor. As he reached the top of the ladder, he lost balance a nd fell, a fall height of approximately 8 feet. The joist fell on top of him an d struck his chest. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: carpenter, chest, fall, fall protection, falling object, joist, ladder, lost balance, material handling, residential construction, stepladder, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1417646.015 16 M Fatality Helpers, construction trades FallDist: 8
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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