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Accident: 201763653 - Employee Falls From Ladder On Concrete, Later Dies

Accident: 201763653 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 12/02/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31441700705/12/20101731Dempsey Electric
At approximately 12:09 p.m. on December 2, 2009, Employee #1 was making electrical connections in a junction box, 11 feet above ground, working from an eight-foot ladder. Employee #1 fell from ladder and hit his face on the concrete. As a result of the fall, Employee #1 had to have facial surgery. Employee #1 died on December 15, 2009, 13 days after facial repair surgery. The medical examiner stated that Employee #1 died from complications of blunt trauma injuries, liver failure.
Keywords: electrician, ladder, electrical work, liver, electrical box, face, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1 11 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314417007 Fatality Other Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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