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Accident: 132506.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Is Killed

Accident: 132506.015 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 01/17/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1510635.01501/20/2021Francis Sherow Iii
At 6:00 p.m. on January 17, 2021, an employee worked with a coworker to install a sign on a small ledge over the entrance to a building. Aluminum extension ladd ers were set up on either side of the ledge so the employees could carry the sig n up to the ledge. After completing the installation, the employee attempted to climb back down the ladder, but fell approximately fifteen feet. The employee re ceived blunt force trauma to the head, neck, and torso and was killed.
Keywords: advertising sign, blunt force trauma, climbing on ladder, descending, extension ladder, fall, head, installing, ladder, neck, torso
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1510635.015 58 M Fatality Construction Laborer FallDist: 15
FallHt:15
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause:

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