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Accident: 200672673 - Employee Suffers Fatal Heart Attack, Falls From Ladder

Accident: 200672673 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 07/17/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30318437807/18/20001731Tri City Electrical Contractors
Employee #1, an electrician, was on an 8 ft A-frame ladder installing empty conduit for a step-down transformer for a swimming pool light at a high-rise condo construction project. He fell approximately 4 ft from the middle rungs of the ladder onto the concrete garage floor and was killed. According to witnesses, Employee #1 was not using electrical tools immediately before the accident, and the step-down transformer was deenergized. He suffered a head injury when he landed, but the coroner reported that this injury alone was unlikely to have been fatal. Employee #1 apparently died of natural causes arising from cardiovascular disease and/or a heart attack.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, heart, head, installing, heart attack, ladder, construction, cardiovasc disease, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 20 230 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303184378 Fatality Other Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Other

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