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Accident: 81296.015 - Employee Installing Gutter Falls From Ladder And Is Killed

Accident: 81296.015 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 11/27/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1108518.01511/30/2015Serrano Ii, Inc.
At 10:45 a.m. on November 27, 2015, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a construction company, were engaged in roofing work at a residential building. They were installing a gutter along the rear of the building. Employee #1 was working from a folding Gorilla Ladder installed on the sub-roof over the back door. Coworker #1 was working from an extension ladder. Each was holding one end of the gutter. Employee #1's ladder slid off the roof and Employee #1 fell from the ladder, bounced off the roof, and landed on the brick walkway, a fall height of 25 to 27 feet. Employee #1 sustained multiple head injuries and went into cardiac arrest. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: cardiac arrest, installing, roof, head, fall, fall protection, ladder, fracture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1108518.015 38 M Fatality Fracture Roofers FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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