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Accident: 26335.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Later Dies

Accident: 26335.015 -- Report ID: 0215600 -- Event Date: 08/16/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
598859.01508/27/2012M&V Provisions Co., Inc.
At approximately 3:45 a.m. on August 16, 2012, Employee #1 was retrieving an order from a warehouse rack in a large walk in food freezer. He used a ladder to access the product. As the ladder was leaning on the rack, the ladder slipped and fell. Employee #1 fell backwards, falling approximately 4 ft and striking his head on the concrete floor. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he received medical attention for 10 days, after which he succumbed to his injuries and died.
Keywords: struck against, unstable position, freezer compartment, head, ladder, fall, unsecured
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 598859.015 43 M Fatality Concussion

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