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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131672.015 Event: 12/11/2020Employee Is Killed In Fall From Second Floor Loft While Clea
At 9:30 a.m. on December 11, 2020, an employee, the owner of the company, was on the second floor of a loft apartment cleaning and dusting the area. It was beli eved that the employee attempted to reach an HVAC vent for cleaning purposes, an d in doing so, he fell over a half-wall to the floor below. The half-wall was ap proximately 41.5 inches in height, and the fall distance was approximately twelv e feet. The employee sustained a serious head injury, and died in the hospital a pproximately seven hours later.
Keywords: cleaning, fall, fall protection, head, leaning over, lost balance, skull, wall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1506351.015 Fatality Janitors and cleaners

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