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Accident: 602573 - Employee Killed In Fall From Fixed Ladder

Accident: 602573 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 09/21/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11012101909/23/19912048Golden Rod Feed Mill, Inc.
Employee #1 and two coworkers were performing maintenance work on the grain elevator at a feed mill. The last maintenance task was performed at the top of the elevator, which was about 70 ft above the ground. Employee #1 was descending a 39 ft fixed ladder that extended from the mill roof to the top of the elevator. When he was about one-fourth of the way down the ladder, he lost his footing and fell. He landed on the mill roof, and then fell again onto an awning approximately 9 to 10 ft below the roof. Employee #1 died of head injuries.
Keywords: head, maintenance, roof, descending, fixed ladder, fall, concussion, grain elevator, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110121019 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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