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Accident: 200900975 - Employee Killed In Fall From Extension Ladder

Accident: 200900975 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 05/26/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30377050711/19/20011761John Dossey Dba Armstrong Roofing And Construction
At 3:30 p.m. on May 24, 2001, Employee #1 was performing roof eave and soffit repair work while standing on an extension ladder. An electrical metal conduit, located on the building wall adjacent to his work location, became detached and struck him. This caused Employee #1 to loose his balance and he fell from the ladder. The fall distance was approximately 18 feet to the concrete sidewalk. Employee #1 suffered a serious head concussion and died later at the hospital from head trauma.
Keywords: head, extension ladder, conduit, fall, struck by, concussion, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303770507 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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