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Accident: 14256283 - Employee Killed In Fall From Fixed Ladder

Accident: 14256283 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 07/26/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
301596307/28/19872869General Electric Company, Nuclear Fuel & Component
DURING THE ANNUAL PLANT SHUTDOWN FOR MAINTENANCE PURPOSES, THE HVAC CREW WAS PERFORMING PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE ON THE COOLING TOWER AT THE FMO BUILDING. ACCESS TO THE TOWER STRUCTURE IS BY FIXED LADDER. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FOUND BY FELLOW CREWMWEN, LYING UNCONSCIOUS AT THE BASE OF THE FIXED LADDER. ALTHOUGH NO ONE WITNESSED THE ACCIDENT, IT IS APPARENT THAT EMPLOYEE #1 FELL FROM THE LADDER. HE DIED OF MULTIPLE SKULL FRACTURES WITHOUT REGAINING CONSCIOUS.
Keywords: fracture, cooling tower, ladder, fixed ladder, skull, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3015963 Fatality Freezing/Frost Bite Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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