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Accident: 131583.015 - Employee Dies After Fall From Ladder

Accident: 131583.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 12/08/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1505787.01512/09/2020Centurion Industries, Inc.
At 10:15 a.m. on December 8, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a construction compa ny, was installing a platform and staircase for emergency access/egress at a com mercial building. He was working from an extension ladder leaned against a 6-in ch wide vertical steel column, with the two rails not supported equally and no s ingle support attachment. Employee #1 was drilling holes under the surface of t he horizontal steel platform when the drill became caught and hung up, which cau sed the drill to spin. The spinning drill struck the employee in the head and k nocked him off the ladder. The employee fell, a fall height of 10 feet, and str uck the concrete surface. The employee was transported to the hospital and admi tted for treatment of blunt force traumatic head injuries. Employee #1 died at the hospital.
Keywords: access/egress, blunt force trauma, caught by, construction, drill, extension ladder, fall, fall protection, head, installing, leaning over, platform, stair, stair landing, struck by, unsecured, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   18 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1505787.015 58 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist: 10
FallHt:10
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause:

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