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Accident: 130848.015 - Employee Is Killed When Unsecured Ladder Falls

Accident: 130848.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 05/26/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1491645.01505/26/2020Mario Ramirez
At 12:00 p.m. on May 26, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a painting company, was painting the exterior of a two-story residence as part of a multiemployer construction project. He was working from a 20-foot extension ladder that was not properly secured when the ladder shifted and fell. Employee #1 fell with the ladder, a fall height of 18 feet, and struck his head on the cement sidewalk. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: painter, unstable position, fall, extension ladder, head, residential construction, fall protection, falling object, blunt force trauma, unsecured, spray painting, struck against
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1491645.015 30 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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