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Accident: 200840247 - Employee Killed In Fall When Ladder Collapses

Accident: 200840247 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 07/28/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30060556509/08/19971799Mega Plex Ltd.
Employee #1 used a metal, variable-position, non-self-supporting folding ladder to reach an 8 ft high roof eave and inspect the roof. The ladder collapsed and he fell backward, striking his head on the concrete driveway. Employee #1 was killed. The ladder's spring-actuated hinge locks were apparently not fully engaged due to wear or lack of lubrication.
Keywords: head, roof, collapse, inadequate maint, unsecured, ladder, construction, fall, lubricating
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Other Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300605565 Fatality Fracture Insurance adjusters, examiners and investigators FallDist:
FallHt:7
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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