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Accident: 130337.015 - Employee Is Shocked, Falls From Ladder, And Is Killed

Accident: 130337.015 -- Report ID: 0352460 -- Event Date: 10/06/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1496300.01510/07/2020Bowen Electric Service, Inc.
At 11:00 a.m. on October 6, 2020, Employee #1, employed by an electrical service s company, was engaged in interior work at a one-story commercial building. He was working from a 12-foot ladder and reaching up to the ceiling to repair a lig ht fixture. The employee sustained an electric shock to the fingers of both han ds. This caused him to fall from the ladder, a fall height of 12 feet, and stri ke his head against the concrete surface. Employee #1 sustained blunt force tra umatic injury to the head and was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, brain, ceiling, concrete, construction, electric shock, electrical work, electrician, finger, head, ladder, lighting fixture, repair, skull, struck against
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1496300.015 28 M Fatality Electricians FallDist: 12
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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