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Accident: 571539 - Employee Killed In Fall From Open-Sided Stair Landing

Accident: 571539 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 10/01/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
194889210/10/19841542Crane Construction Co Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
194888410/10/19841711Midwest Trane Inc
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on October 1, 1984, Employee #1 was descending from a roof through a scuttle hole by means of a ladder based on a third floor, 5 ft by 8 ft stair landing that was not protected by standard guardrails. He stepped back from the ladder, lost his balance, and fell 13 ft from the open-sided landing to a lower concrete stair level. Employee #1 sustained a concussion and was killed.
Keywords: work rules, ladder, stair landing, concussion, lost balance, open-sided floor, construction, descending, fall, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1948892 Occupation Not Listed
2 1948884 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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