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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201631892 - Employee Died In Fall In Transfer From One Ladder To Another

Accident: 201631892 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 06/08/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30461146006/12/20011791Quality Tank & Construction Co
On or about June 9, 2001, at approximately 3:25p.m., an employee was welding a plate to the inside of a dissolving tank. He was using two stepladders to do the task. After he welded one piece, he stepped from one ladder to the other. As he was doing so, the second ladder fell over sending him to the metal grating 6 feet below. The employee sustained four fractured ribs on his right side and died.
Keywords: fracture, stepladder, ladder, rib, fall, lost balance, tie-off, scaffolding
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304611460 Hospitalized injury Fracture Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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