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Accident: 201955853 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201955853 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 08/19/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31362554308/20/20091731J-Kam, Inc., Dba Earthwell Energy Services
On August 18, 2009, Employee #1, electrician's apprentice, was changing the energized ballast on a two-bulb florescent light fixture, located approximately 11 ft 6 in. off the ground. He was working from an 8-ft fiberglass step ladder. Employee #1 was exposed to the electric shock and fell from the ladder to the concrete floor. He was killed.
Keywords: installing, stepladder, electrician, ladder, lighting fixture, construction, electronic work, electric shock, fall, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313625543 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians' apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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