Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

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:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Other

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close