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Accident: 170065510 - Employee Killed In Fall When Ladder Overturns

Accident: 170065510 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 05/16/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10817643905/16/19901542D.L. Norton General Contracting, Inc.
Employee #1 was sandblasting the metal roof of an old building. To descend, he was using a wooden job-made ladder that was not tied off or otherwise secured. When he put his foot on the top rung, and the ladder became displaced; Employee #1 and the ladder fell onto the scaffold platform and then to the ground. He suffered internal injuries and was killed. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 had been working as a laborer for approximately five months.
Keywords: chest, roof, unsecured, work rules, ladder, construction, descending, fall, tie-off, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108176439 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c.

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