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Accident: 200800514 - Restaurant Worker Killed In Fall From Elevation

Accident: 200800514 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 08/09/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30386381508/10/20017389Ducts Unlimited
On August 9, 2001, two restaurant employees were cleaning the exterior of a kitchen exhaust ventilation system. The system's discharge duct terminated at the exterior of the building. Cleaning was conducted while working from a ladder. After completing the work, one employee climbed onto another fan unit, attached to a wall, from an adjacent balcony. The additional weight of the employee caused the fan unit to partially separate from the wall. The employee lost his balance and was killed when he fell between 15 and 18 feet to the ground.
Keywords: fan, ventilation, cleaning, ladder, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303863815 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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