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Accident: 201562329 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Extension Ladder

Accident: 201562329 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 08/14/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31241103608/14/20091731Tec Electric Co
On August 14, 2009, Employee #1, an electrician, was installing an electrical conduit and wiring in a new alarm system in an existing structure. Employee #1 was working above a false ceiling at the height of about 19 ft. He was standing on a 20-ft extension ladder. At some point, Employee #1 fell from the ladder from over 8 ft through the false ceiling and struck his head against the concrete floor. He sustained concussion. Since Employee #1 was working alone in an isolated area, he was not found for 20 to 45 minutes after the accident. Then, Employee #1 was flown to the University of Utah Medical Center, where he died.
Keywords: head, extension ladder, installing, ceiling, electrician, construction, electrical work, fall, concussion, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312411036 Fatality Concussion Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:13
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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