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Accident: 312668536 - Owner Is Killed When Saw Cuts Artery

Accident: 312668536 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 10/31/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31266853610/31/20111521Victor Pelayo - Home Owner
On October 31, 2011, a home owner builder was building his new, single-home residence. He was up on a 6-foot ladder, with a Skil saw, and the ladder tipped over and caused him to fall down. When he fell, the Skil saw he was using cut him under the arm, severed an artery, and caused him to bleed out. The owner-builder was killed. He was pronounced dead on site and was taken by the Coroner's Office. The LA County Fire Department and LA County Coroner's Office reported the fatality to the West Covina District Office on the day of the event. No employees were at the establishment.
Keywords: loss of blood, ladder, construction, electric saw, saw, laceration, fall, artery
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312668536 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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