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Accident: 201800919 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201800919 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 05/10/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30718130505/10/20061521Roofing Plus Construction
At approximately 12:00 p.m. on May 10, 2006, Employee #1 was at a residential construction site, where a two-story house was scheduled for its brick and stucco exterior to be replaced. Employee #1 was taking measurements for this replacement project. As Employee #1, who was working alone, placed a ladder in front of the front door of the residence to access the roof. After ascending and descending the ladder twice, Employee #1 left the ladder in its location over the door to take a break. When Employee #1 returned from his break, he preceded to climb the ladder once more. However, he became dizzy and fell backwards, hitting his head on a concrete walkway. About 19 minutes later, the owner of the home arrived at the site and discovered Employee #1 lying unconscious on the ground. Emergency services were called and, upon arrival, performed CPR. Employee #1 was pronounced dead. Although there were no witnesses, a home security video recorded the accident.
Keywords: head, unconsciousness, ladder, struck against, construction, dizziness, fall, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307181305 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Other

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