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Accident: 136710.015 - Employee Is Killed After Fall From Ladder Raised By Forklift

Accident: 136710.015 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 06/28/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1539155.01506/29/2021Postive Feed, Ltd
At 8:00 a.m. on June 28, 2021, an employee and a coworker were using a STIHL RB 600 pressure washer on the exterior of a forty foot molasses tank. The employees utilized a makeshift basket elevated on the forks of a Komatsu FD25TU-16 Forkli ft to reach the top of the tank. The employee proceeded to acquire a defective W erner twelve foot aluminum ladder from inside the facility and utilize it in the basket to increase his reach. The coworker had left to use the restroom while t he employee climbed the ladder and continued pressure washing the tank. The empl oyee slipped off the ladder and fell approximately twenty-five feet landing on a pipe that was laying on the ground. The employee sustained fatal head and neck trauma and was killed.
Keywords: basket, blunt force, blunt force trauma, cleaning, climbing on ladder, elevated work plat, elevated work platform, fall, fall protection, forklift, head, high pressure, ladder, lost balance, malfunction, neck, raised
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1539155.015 30 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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