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Accident: 137573.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Roof While Tenting House

Accident: 137573.015 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 07/28/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1544491.01507/28/2021David Alvarado
At 10:20 a.m. on July 28, 2021, an employee was working on the roof of a two sto ry residence tenting the structure for fumigation. The employee, along with two coworkers, had taken tarps up to the roof using a ladder leaned against the side of the house approximately 20 feet from the ground. The employee was descending the ladder to bring retrieve more tarps when he lost his footing and fell to th e ground below. A coworker (supervisor) arrived from another site to the assist the employee and called paramedics. The employee was declared dead at the scene from multiple blunt force trauma injuries.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, climbing on ladder, extension ladder, fall, fall protection, foot, footings, injury illness prevention program, ladder, lost balance, material handling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1544491.015 27 M Fatality Pest control occupations

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