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Accident: 170748412 - Employee Killed In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 170748412 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 07/18/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11650125507/19/19961742Nitro Acoustics, Inc.
On July 18, 1996, Employee #1 was descending an extension ladder from the third to the second level. He was carrying his lunch box in his left hand and holding on to the side rails. Employee #1 had descended approximately five rungs, and had reached the area of the ladder with double rungs, when he fell approximately 25 ft into an elevator pit. He was killed. The ladder was in good condition, and equipped with instructions and caution labels. It had been tied at the top, secured at the bottom, and had slip resistant rungs.
Keywords: extension ladder, work rules, ladder, descending, fall, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116501255 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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