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Accident: 201572849 - Employee Dies After Falling Over Handrail

Accident: 201572849 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 12/15/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30752856203/07/20051799American Abatement, Inc.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on December 15, 2004, Employee #1 was utilizing an 8-ft tall steel-rolling warehouse ladder to place bagged asbestos material through the top of a waste container. Employee #1 fell over the handrail and was found head down, with his foot stuck between the handrail and tread. Employee #1 died of head and neck trauma. The handrail may have been incorrectly repaired at an earlier date.
Keywords: head, demolition, alcohol, ladder, construction, fall, neck
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 1 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307528562 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:8
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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