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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 132506.015 Event: 01/17/2021Employee Falls From Ladder And Is Killed
At 6:00 p.m. on January 17, 2021, an employee worked with a coworker to install a sign on a small ledge over the entrance to a building. Aluminum extension ladd ers were set up on either side of the ledge so the employees could carry the sig n up to the ledge. After completing the installation, the employee attempted to climb back down the ladder, but fell approximately fifteen feet. The employee re ceived blunt force trauma to the head, neck, and torso and was killed.
Keywords: advertising sign, blunt force trauma, climbing on ladder, descending, extension ladder, fall, head, installing, ladder, neck, torso
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1510635.015 Fatality Construction Laborer

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