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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1254729.015 - Ward Foundation Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 1

Nr: 1254729.015Report ID: 0352410Open Date: 08/14/2017

Ward Foundation Inc.
909 S. Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 712110/Museums
Mailing: 909 S. Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/16/2017
Close Case:11/16/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 98788.015Event: 08/12/2017Employee Falls From Ladder And Is Killed
At 11:00 a.m. on August 12, 2017, an employee along with his manager were utilizing a 24 foot extension ladder to address a water leak after a rain event. They decided to clean the roof gutters over the rear entrance and extended the ladder to 18 feet above a concrete walkway. While the manager supported the base of the ladder, the employee proceeded up the ladder. While cleaning the gutters the latches (dogs) from the upper ladder extension dislodged from the ladder base, causing the upper extension to collapse. This resulted in the employee falling backwards from a height of 18 feet, striking his torso on the ladder and his head on the concrete walkway. The employee was killed.
Keywords: fall, ladder hooks, ladder
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1254729.015 Fatality Other Occupation Not Listed

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