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Accident: 96317.015 - Fire Fighter Falls From Ladder And Is Killed

Accident: 96317.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 06/03/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1239535.01506/03/2017Los Angeles City Fire Department
At 9:45 a.m. on June 3, 2017, Employee #1, a fire fighter employed by a municipal fire department, was climbing an aerial ladder. Employee #1 fell, a fall height of approximately 55 to 65 feet. He sustained traumatic head, pelvic, and spinal fractures and was killed. The subsequent investigation determined that Employee #1 had been carrying a roof kit in one hand rather than secured to his back. He was thus unable to maintain three points of contact while climbing the ladder.
Keywords: pelvis, spine, work rules, fall protection, fracture, head, ladder, fire fighter, fall, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1239535.015 29 M Fatality Other Firefighting occupations

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