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Accident: 201402062 - Employee Dies From Fall Off An Unsecured Ladder

Accident: 201402062 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 08/21/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12724987808/24/19981541Nylander Engineering Inc
On August 21, 1998, Employees #1 and #2 arrived at the job site to lay out dowels on the bridge. While, other employees assisted in holding a 28 ft ladder for Employee #2 to climb down to the piers. Employee #1 descended the ladder without anyone securing the ladder for his descent. The bottom of the ladder slipped out causing Employee #1 to fall to the pier and then to ground. He sustained fatal injuries from the fall.
Keywords: pier, unsecured, ladder, fall, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127249878 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Surveying
FatCause: Fall, other

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