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Accident: 201573607 - Employee Dies After Falling From Stepladder

Accident: 201573607 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 07/17/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31341145607/20/20091731Lighthouse Electric, Inc.
At approximately 8:39 p.m. on July 11, 2009, Employee # 1, an electrician, was using a 10-foot step ladder to replace a light can in the ceiling of the Barnes & Noble store in Boulder, CO. He was climbing up the ladder, when he fell and landed on his back. He lost consciousness and was hospitalized, where he remained in a coma until he died on July 16, 2009.
Keywords: unconsciousness, repair, electrical, stepladder, electrician, electrical work, back, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313411456 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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