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Accident: 141322.015 - Employee Fractures Hip In Fall From Ladder, Later Dies Of Ca

Accident: 141322.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 11/01/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1564990.01511/18/2021Rj Mechanical
At 2:00 p.m. on November 1, 2021, an employee climbed an inside fixed ladder whi le carrying a portable saw (Sawsall) in one hand. The employee slipped off the l adder, fell approximately six feet, and received a hip fracture. The employee wa s taken to the hospital, where he had surgery to repair the injury. Later, when the employee began physical therapy after the surgery, the employee suffered a c ardiac arrest and died.
Keywords: cardiac arrest, carry, fall, fixed ladder, fracture, hip, physical therapy, saw, slip
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   6 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1564990.015 64 M Fatality FallDist: 6
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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