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Accident: 68109.015 - Employee Suffers Heart Attack While On Ladder, Falls And Die

Accident: 68109.015 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 09/19/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
996044.01509/19/2014R.E.L. Schneider Co., Inc.
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on September 19, 2014, an employee was standing on a Louisville Fiberglass Step Ladder preparing to climb down to the floor. The emp loyee was found face down after being on a ladder. The employee apparently fell striking the ground and the I beams supporting the mechanical units in the penth ouse mechanical room. The medical examiners office deemed the accident a heart related issue and no apparent issues from a possible fall. The employee apparent ly died of heart related issues and not work related.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, heart attack, ladder
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 4 5 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 996044.015 47 M Fatality Sheet metal workers FallDist: 4
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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