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Accident: 14419055 - Employee Dies After Fall From Ladder

Accident: 14419055 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 06/23/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11046448407/29/19945063Ozark Industrial Lighting
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on June 23, 1994, Employee #1 was standing on the 2nd step of a 6 ft ladder. A sky hook aerial truck was lifting a 300 lb sign to a 12 ft high building. According to the only witness, a company vice president, a 5/8 in. wire rope broke and the sign fell, hitting the ladder that the employee was on. The ladder fell and the employee landed across the ladder. Employee #1 was suffering from hepatitis C, which made treatment for the fall injury ineffective. He died on July 17, 1994.
Keywords: wire rope, hepatitis, ladder, broken cable, fall, advertising sign, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110464484 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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