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Ladder Safety Too many falls! Draft 5 31 2011
Deaths <ul><li>101 deaths involving ladders by OSHA in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1000 ladder related deaths since 2000. ...
These Deaths Were Preventable <ul><li>When using a ladder, these are the FIVE largest risks among many: </li></ul><ul><ul>...
Accident Causation Factors <ul><li>91 falls: 1 same surface, 2 under six feet, 16 fell 6-10 feet, 35 fell 11-20 feet, 14 f...
 
Planning  <ul><li>Sometimes it takes a lot of work to do things wrong. </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of fall hazards using...
Hierarchy of Fall Protection <ul><li>Elimination – such as Cameras to monitor work. Elimination through design </li></ul><...
Injury Prevention Basics <ul><li>Management Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Hazard P...
Training <ul><li>Train workers: </li></ul><ul><li>When to use a ladder vs. aerial lift </li></ul><ul><li>How to inspect a ...
Training <ul><li>Employers must provide a training program for each employee using ladders and stairways. The program must...
Ladder Safety - Prevention <ul><li>Climbing and descending: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check to see if ladder is secure. </li><...
Is a Ladder a Work Platform? <ul><li>Many accidents occur while a person is working from the ladder. </li></ul><ul><li>Is ...
BRAINSTORM! Change a Fluorescent Light Bulb Exercise
Three Step Procedure & Exercise <ul><li>Identify each major step of the job task </li></ul><ul><li>List the hazard(s) to e...
Job Safety Analysis  -  Blank form  -  Copy for use at the workplace happens? the job sale? Date and signoff Who will make...
Changing A Light Bulb Ballast <ul><li>Event Date: 08/19/2009  </li></ul><ul><li>An employee was on an aluminum ladder over...
Post Job Hazard Analysis <ul><li>What do I do next ? </li></ul><ul><li>Correct the unsafe conditions and processes. </li><...
Step Ladders <ul><li>Used on stable surface </li></ul><ul><li>Not used as a ext. ladder </li></ul><ul><li>Inspected for de...
Step Ladders <ul><li>Inspected for defects </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure stability latches are engaged </li></ul><ul><li>What’s...
Is There an Alternative to Ladders?
Extension Ladder <ul><li>4:1 Pitch </li></ul><ul><li>3’ extension above landing </li></ul><ul><li>Not near electrical </li...
Extension Ladder <ul><li>Inspect for defects </li></ul><ul><li>Training  </li></ul><ul><li>Ladder feet set correctly </li>...
Transitions <ul><li>Many falls are transition from ladder to surface such as floor or roof. </li></ul><ul><li>Ladder not e...
Fixed Ladder <ul><li>Stairs should be in place if used everyday. 1910.24 </li></ul><ul><li>Use fall arrest while climbing ...
Fixed Ladder <ul><li>Roof ladders will need fall arrest above 20 feet in length. </li></ul><ul><li>2003 fatal climbing a 4...
Ladders on Machinery <ul><li>Can ladder be dislodged? </li></ul><ul><li>Is scaffold feasible? </li></ul><ul><li>What other...
Pull Down Ladders <ul><li>Inspect for securement </li></ul><ul><li>Weak springs means it will come down fast </li></ul><ul...
Scaffold and Ladders <ul><li>OSHA has specific rules for ladders and scaffolds </li></ul><ul><li>1910.28 or 1926.451 for s...
Ladder Stands <ul><li>Inspect for stability and no broken welds.  </li></ul><ul><li>Use as work platform vs. a step ladder...
Confined Space <ul><li>Many ladder falls are due to environment causing the person to fall.  </li></ul><ul><li>Any undergr...
Powerlines <ul><li>Aluminum Conducts Electricity </li></ul><ul><li>Fiberglass is not perfect.  </li></ul><ul><li>If you to...
Fire and Ladders <ul><li>Determine if there is a potential for fire under the ladder </li></ul><ul><li>Wind Towers, dust c...
Insects <ul><li>Bees and wasps cause workers to fall.  </li></ul><ul><li>Consider using stair platform or aerial lift.  </...
Ladder Trucks <ul><li>Follow manufacturer inspection and look for leaking fluids. </li></ul><ul><li>Powerlines are source ...
Cell Towers <ul><li>No Free Climbing. </li></ul><ul><li>Wear fall arrest designed for the access. </li></ul>
Ladder Securement <ul><li>Portable ladders must be secured against movement while in use.  </li></ul><ul><li>There are man...
Unstable surfaces <ul><li>Slip-resistant feet must not be used as a substitute for the care in placing, lashing, or holdin...
Height Requirement <ul><li>A ladder (or stairway) must be provided at all work points of access where there is a break in ...
CPSC Safety Tips  <ul><li>Use a ladder that is the proper length for the job. Proper length is a minimum of 3 feet extendi...
Resources <ul><li>http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/construction/falls/4ladders.html </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.wernerlad...
Is a ladder the solution?
Further <ul><li>This was prepared as a collaborative effort several friends as a preliminary aid for anyone teaching basic...
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  • Some data was complete. Some were not. Here is an example of an incomplete one. Accident 202601290 - Fall From Ladder Accident 202601290 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 01/31/2010 Inspection: 313507899 Open: 03/10/2010 SIC: 7623 Upland Air No injury (no jurisdiction) Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313507899 Jeff Tomsett 54 M Fatality Fracture Machinery Maintenance Occupations
  • http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/ladder.html Sometimes the person is on the ground and it is not clear if they fell from the ladder or another surface. Accident 202368171 - Fractured Skull Accident 202368171 -- Report ID: 1055320 -- Event Date: 01/18/2010 Inspection: 313921900 Open: 01/21/2010 SIC: 6531 Cinderella Properties Employee either fell from a rooftop or ladder striking head on hard pavement below. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313921900 Herbert Gifford 65 M Fatality Fracture
  • Causes of incidents: See Causes sheet. 42 falls: includes 8 falls from ladder, 4 falls from catwalk, 2 scaffolds, 2 aerial lifts 35 struck object: 14 saw blades, 13 falling objects (8 vehicle loads), 3 struck by flying object, 10 collapses: 5 aerial lifts, 2 forklifts, 2 ladders, 1 scaffold 7 burns: 4 pyrotechnics. 2 arc blasts, 1 gunpowder 6 caught in/between: 4 pyrotechnic explosions 16 other: 4 inhalation of CO, 3 hearing loss, 2 pedestrian struck by vehicle, 2 motor vehicle incidents, Activity: See Activity sheet
  • Many are just not detailed Accident 200462521 - Fall Accident 200462521 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 04/19/2010 Inspection: 313798712 Open: 04/21/2010 SIC: 2269 Harodite Industries Incorporated blunt head trauma from fall from ladder Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313798712 Adolfo Resendes 64 M Fatality Other
  • Photo is an aerial lift on a one axle cart with the a ladder used to gain additional height. This was exceptionally dangerous. Hierarchy of Safety 1.. Elimination of hazard 2.. Engineering controls/safeguarding 3.. Awareness / warning 4.. Training and procedures (“administrative controls”) 5.. Personal protective equipment Ladders must be used only on stable and level surfaces unless secured to prevent accidental movement. 1926.1053(b)(6)
  • Accident 200604692 - Fall From Height Accident 200604692 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 11/19/2010 Inspection: 314303900 Open: 11/19/2010 SIC: 1711 Western States Fire Protection Co. An accident occurred on November 19, 2010 in the main electrical room of the ENS building on the UT Campus, Austin, TX. The OSHA Austin area office opened the accident investigation the same day. The worker was a temporary worker for Able Body Labor assigned to Western States Fire Protection Company. Western States Fire Protection Co. provided both the equipment and the supervision. A laborer was painting a sprinkler pipe while standing approximately on the forth step of a fiberglass step ladder. This would mean that his head fell approx. 10 feet (3m) onto the concrete floor. He died later in the hospital from head injuries. No one saw the accident nor the victim on the ladder immediately before the accident. The ladder was displaced and damaged as a result of the accident. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Other heavy construction New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 10 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314303900 Roland Hernandez 50 M Fatality Concussion Accident 200824555 - Employee Fell From Ladder While Caulking Window Accident 200824555 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 11/11/2010 Inspection: 314040312 Open: 11/16/2010 SIC: 1721 Prestige Decorating Inc. Prestige Decorating Inc. SIC 1721 NAICS 238320 On November 11, 2010 at approximately 01:27 pm a 53 year old worker fell from an elevated work platform/roof while performing work at a residential home. The victim&apos;s primary language was Polish but he also spoke English. The victim was working with one other employee that workday, but the second employee on the job site did not witness the fall. The autopsy&apos;s report indicated the victim&apos;s injuries were severe, consistent with injuries associated with a fall from an elevated work platform or roof. Employees on the job site were required to caulk windows and paint window frames, soffits and facia. Access to some windows and soffit/facia would require the employees to access roof areas that ranged in height from 10 feet to 20 feet. The company did not provide any fall protection training nor did they develop a safety program. The company did not provide any forms of personnel protective equipment. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 6 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314040312 Zbegniew Liskowiak 53 M Fatality Fracture FallDist: 14 FallHt: 6 Cause: Exterior painting FatCause: Exterior painting Accident 202014734 - Employee Fell While Carrying A Ladder Accident 202014734 -- Report ID: 0216000 -- Event Date: 03/08/2010 Inspection: 313001927 Open: 04/02/2010 SIC: 4841 Verizon New York, Inc. The employee fell while carrying a ladder. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313001927 Gary Murray 48 M Fatality Cut/Laceration
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  • Accident 200264075 - Ee Fell 10-12&apos; and Sustained Head Injuries Accident 200264075 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 12/25/2010 Inspection: 315055632 Open: 12/27/2010 SIC: 3441 Afco Steel Llc EE was helping to load a 12 ton (approximately 30&apos; long) steel girder on to a truck bed. The EE had un-hooked the dog hooks and was descending the ladder when the load shifted. The load hit the ladder the EE was on which knocked him off. He fell approximately 10-12&apos; to the ground. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 315055632 Norman Robinson 51 M Fatality Puncture Accident 200264034 - Fall From Ladder Accident 200264034 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 11/23/2010 Inspection: 315041418 Open: 12/01/2010 SIC: 7349 Healthcare Services Group, Inc. The victim was attempting to hang a privacy curtain. She apparently fell backwards striking her head on the floor. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 315041418 Minnie Lou Davis 75 F Fatality Fracture Accident 200785079 - Employee Fell From Top of Ladder Accident 200785079 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 10/05/2010 Inspection: 314179193 Open: 10/05/2010 SIC: 1711 Legacy Contracting Lp An employee fell from the top of a portable ladder while working to remove 6-inch diameter piping inside a raw-sewage holding tank, commonly referred to as a &amp;quot;digester&amp;quot;. The employee had used a gas torch inside the confined space to cut off the remaining bolts of the last of three pipes, while standing on a portable extension ladder. The employee fell approximately 12 feet to the floor beneath. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Sewer/water treatment plant Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 2 30 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314179193 Tony Dennis 37 M Fatality Concussion FallDist: 14 FallHt: 15 Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit FatCause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures Accident 201283322 - Fell Off Ladder While Performing Maintenace Accident 201283322 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 09/08/2010 Inspection: 314205030 Open: 09/15/2010 SIC: 2281 Parkdale America, Llc. On or about September 8, 2010, employee was performing maintenance from a portable roll around ladder replacing component of an open end spinning machine frame #8. Victim lost balance falling from portable roll around ladder, striking head on concert floor of facility. Victim was transported to hospital, victim died from injuries two days later. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314205030 Hubert Norton 67 M Fatality Fracture Machinery Maintenance Occupations Accident 200462570 - Fall From Ladder Accident 200462570 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 06/17/2010 Inspection: 313800559 Open: 06/17/2010 SIC: 7389 Ajax Management Partners Llc On 6-17-10 a worker was on a ladder to determine the condition of the back masonry wall of a building. He was hitting the wall with a sledge hammer. A lintel broke off the wall and it caused the worker to fall off the ladder. The worker fell twenty feet and died from his injuries. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313800559 Gerardo Salvati 65 M Fatality Fracture Accident 201925104 - Crushed By Counterweight Accident 201925104 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 04/19/2010 Inspection: 312922057 Open: 04/19/2010 SIC: 1629 Becon Construction Company On April 19, 2010 at the Motiva site in Port Arthur, Texas a 90 ton Link-Belt extendable boom crane was being used as an assist crane to lift a 44,000 lb. counterweight tray to a DeMag 660 ton crane. Becon was in the process of trying to insert lug pins that connect the counterweight tray to the understructure of the DeMag. Preliminary findings reveal that one of the riggers was possibly on a ladder attempting to insert the first pin on the counterweight tray that was approximately 1 to 2 inches below the DeMag&apos;s structure when the assist crane&apos;s pinned section of the boom failed, dropping the 44,000 lb tray on the victim. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Refinery New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312922057 Stewart Shaver 42 M Fatality Concussion Supervisors; Handlers,Equip-Cleaners,Laborers Nec FallDist: 26 FatCause: Emplacing reinforcing steel Accident 201392164 - Electrocution Accident 201392164 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 04/15/2010 Inspection: 311984678 Open: 04/16/2010 SIC: 4813 At &amp; T Michigan The deceased, an Electrician Technician, was assigned to install &amp;quot;UVerse Cable system&amp;quot; on 40- foot utility pole. He was working from a 24-foot fiberglass extension ladder leaning against the mid section of the pole. While performing this job task, an overhead live 4800 volt conductor cable wire fell from the overhead cross arm making contact with him, resulting in electrocution. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 311984678 Kevin James 41 M Fatality Electric Shock Accident 200813012 - Fall and Impalement Accident 200813012 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 04/01/2010 Inspection: 313619512 Open: 04/01/2010 SIC: 1381 Robinson Drilling of Texas, Ltd. Rig had completed cementing casing. The casing was pressured up to 3000 pounds. Two valves were stuck on the cementing tree and would not rotate to &amp;quot;open&amp;quot;. Employee went up on twelve foot ladder in order to hammer the valves. The second blow by the sledge hammer caused the valve to explosively open, releasing pressurized water, striking the employee and causing him to fall. The union may have struck and destroyed the ladder. Employee fell and was impaled on ladder debris and was pronounced at scene. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313619512 William Locke 35 M Fatality Cut/Laceration Accident 201763604 - Struck By Accident 201763604 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 03/01/2010 Inspection: 314258161 Open: 03/02/2010 SIC: 4499 Cooper T. Smith Stevedoring Co. Inc. Employee #1 had climbed a ladder on hold #5 to watch his gang in hold #4 pick up dunnage. Gantry crane #2 was approaching his location from the forward section of the ship, with it&apos;s traveling alarm ringing loudly. Employee #1 did not see or hear gantry crane #1 coming from the aft section of the ship. The walkway of crane #1 struck employee #1 and knocked him off the ladder. Employee #1 fell to the deck and was caught-by a piece of pipe on Crane #1, and was dragged across the deck until the walking foreman arrived and hit the emergence stop button. The gang foreman died from his injuries. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314258161 Alfredo Soto 67 M Fatality Fracture
  • ...it’s best just to use our own best judgement and common sense. TRANSITION: Now that we’ve covered the benefits, uses and need for a Job Safety Analysis program, let&apos;s talk about the actual process of completing a JSA. It consists of three basic steps... Most common cause of electrical death among electricians Changing ballast while live. Worker not de-energizing circuit nor wearing any PPE. Fiberglass ladder recommended. Accident 200604650 - Electrical Shock and Fall From Ladder Accident 200604650 -- Report ID: 0625500 -- Event Date: 09/23/2010 Inspection: 314302167 Open: 09/23/2010 SIC: 1731 Aguirre&apos;s Electrical Services, Inc. Dba Greensourc An employee was attempting to install a 2 X 2 light fixture and fell from the ladder. The employee sustained a fatal injury to his head. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 7 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314302167 Carlos Vazquez Herna 20 M Fatality Cut/Laceration FallDist: 14 FallHt: 7 Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work FatCause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures Accident 200083764 - Electricution Accident 200083764 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 05/27/2010 Inspection: 314398991 Open: 05/27/2010 SIC: 1731 Proline Electrical &amp; Contracting, Llc An employee was fatally injured while installing motion sensor lighting. The employee was in the process of installing a transformer to an energized 277v/20amp circuit. The employee was standing on the top step of a six foot unlocked stepladder that was positioned against the wall. A security video captures the victim falling from the ladder, hit a table and then the floor. Pending the Medical Examiner&apos;s report, it is unclear at this time, whether the employee sustained a fatal injury from the energized circuit, natural causes or the fall from the ladder. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314398991 Christopher Clement 33 M Fatality Electric Shock FallDist: 08 Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures FatCause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
  • Briefly describe the 3 steps that comprise all JSAs. (Don’t spend a lot of time here unless questions develop. Details and tips for completing each of these three steps will be developed later in the presentation). TRANSITION: Let’s now cover several important tips on the proper completion of all JSAs...
  • Pre brief. 1) Tell employee the task. 2) Verify employee has training in the written ladder safety program and video. 3) Inspect the ladder for defects. Step-Hazard-Control 4) Get ladder, hazard is fall, control is proper height step ladder of XX feet 5) Verify DE-energization, hazard is metal fixture is energized with voltage detector. If energized, STOP. Contact maintenance. 6) Wear safety glasses and leather gloves, hazard is broken glass. If bulb breaks, contact maintenance for cleanup, barricade area off. 7) Climb Ladder, hazard is fall - Take off cover by popping Plexiglas cover from hinge with one hand as shown in the ladder safety video. Take cover to ground. 8) Remove light blub from fixture. Hazard is fall and breakage. Take down the ladder. Put in storage box. 9) Get new florescent light bulb from box. Hazard is breakage from dropping. Put old one in box. Go down and get new one. Do not hold two tubes in hands. 10) Take new bulb up and insert. If it does not fit due to sizing, broken ends. Stop, contact maintenece. Do not force. 11) Go down and get cover. Replace using the one hand method. An Aerial scissor lift is ideal for this as the person can work with guard rail protections.
  • Accident 201392032 - Fall From Elevation Accident 201392032 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 01/11/2010 Inspection: 312042559 Open: 02/17/2010 SIC: 8661 Inter-City Baptist Church The deceased, a maintenance supervisor, told a volunteer assistant that he was going to change a light bulb. He was found later laying face up on the first landing of stairway B in the sanctuary. The step ladder was discovered on the second floor landing of stairway B. The step ladder was found leaning against the wall in the closed position. It appears the deceased may have climbed onto the 42&amp;quot; high stairway opening separation wall to attempt to reach up to change the light bulb and fell to his death. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312042559 Glennis Hawley 66 M Fatality Fracture Accident 200515070 - Employee Fell From Ladder Accident 200515070 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 06/10/2010 Inspection: 314596982 Open: 06/10/2010 SIC: 6512 Pioneer Management Associates Llc On June 10, 2010, Contacts # 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 were on site to do construction work to the interior of the building at 2828 University Ave SE in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Work was being done to get the space ready for new tenants. The work included construction of a new handicapped building entrance, construction of a new foyer, and construction of a common bathroom area. Contacts # 3, 6 and 8 were working on the common bathroom area. Each employee was working independently on different sections of the bathroom. The bathroom was framed in at this point, with some sheet rock already installed. They were continuing installation of sheetrock. Contact # 3 was working near the outside windows (west), Contact # 8 was working in the opposite side of the bathroom (east), on the upper, more intricate pieces of the wall, and Contact # 6 was working on the top of a utility closet in the bathroom (central section of bathroom). Each contact could see the other one working. Contact # 8 was utilizing a step ladder to reach the higher portions of the bathroom. The heights were greater than 10 FT. The step ladder being used was a Husky (Model 01-41200-00) 12 FT fiberglass step ladder. The step ladder was propped up against the wall near the corner so contact # 8 could reach the upper corner to finish the pieces surrounding the existing structural steel of the building. Contact # 8 was not utilizing the step ladder in accordance with the manufacturer&apos;s recommendations (located on a sticker on the ladder). The recommendations include making sure the ladder is fully open, spreaders secure, pail-shelf in position. It also states to place it on a firm level surface with a secure footing. Contact # 8 remained in the common bathroom area, working, while Contacts # 3, 5, 6 and 7 took their lunch breaks at approximately the same time, between 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Shortly after Contacts # 3, 5, 6 and 7 returned from break, Contact # 2 returned from running errands. Contact # 2 questioned the employees as to the whereabouts of Contact # 8. Contact # 6 went to the last known working location of Contact # 8, the bathroom, and found him lying lifeless at the base of the step ladder he was using. Contact # 6 immediately ran out to the other employees, and called 911. The Minneapolis Police received the call at approximately 12:20 PM, and arrived at the scene shortly thereafter. EMS arrived at the scene as well. Contact # 8 was treated by the EMS, and later pronounced DOA. There were no witnesses to the accident. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314596982 Patrick Maas 57 M Fatality Other September 26, 2009, the employee, performing painting activities on a fire department building, fell 15 feet to his death while on a step ladder positioned upon a scaffold. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200375244 - Fall (From Elevation) Accident 200375244 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 10/01/2010 Inspection: 314695545 Open: 10/05/2010 SIC: 8299 Carolina Christian Academy Employee was standing on an 8 foot step ladder replacing a transformer for a door bell. Employee fell from ladder and hit back of head on the floor. There was no indication of electric shock, physiological or toxicological cause for the fall. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314695545 Terry L. Stogner 44 M Fatality Other Electricians Accident 201262680 - Employee Fell Backards Off of Step Ladder Accident 201262680 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 02/24/2010 Inspection: 314173956 Open: 02/25/2010 SIC: 3111 Horween Leather Company Employee #1, victim was working on an eight foot &amp;quot;A&amp;quot; frame step ladder making an adjustment on the &amp;quot;squeegee&amp;quot; wipers on the Pasting Machine when Employee #1, lost his balance and fell backwards hitting his head on the floor. Employee was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314173956 Julian Esparza 58 M Fatality Other
  • Accident 201956224 - Fall From Undetermined Evevation Accident 201956224 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 10/21/2010 Inspection: 315040147 Open: 11/01/2010 SIC: 5511 Busam Motor Sales, Inc. There were two auto dealership employees washing exterior overhead glass garage door windows outside the dealership&apos;s service area, working at times from 6 foot step ladders. One of the two employees finished and went back inside to put his ladder,towel and window spray cleaner bottle away. During this time a manager inside the dealership service area observed the second employee reaming outside walking slumped and wobbly away from the area last seen on his ladder some approximate 20 feet to a showroom entryway door. The manager lost visual contact as the worker crossed behind a building structure. A second in store sales manager stated he shortly after this time herd a noise as if a bird hit the showroom window (20 feet away from the ladder),he turned quickly to see the remaining outside window cleaner laying on the ground next to the showroom entry door. The employee was unconscious and never regained consciousness dieing some 9 days later of a reported traumatic brain injury. The dealership officials mentioned a previous episode of the worker becoming light headed and 911 being called months ago, suspecting in this case the worker had some type of seizure and just fell as he stared to enter the door. EMS medical reports indicate the mechanism of the head injury was from fall from one to five feet. Hospital records later indicated the worker fell from the second or third rung of a step ladder while descending. There were no eye witnesses to the event and the employee involved in the incident never regained consciousness to describe his accident so all accounts of the incident come from second hand observations before or after the incident, conjecture of persons after the accident and medical analysis of the workers head injury and most predictable cause based on surrounding work practices and conditions. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 315040147 Lamont Douglas Laymo 62 M Fatality Fracture Accident 200604676 - Fall From Roof Accident 200604676 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 09/27/2010 Inspection: 314302464 Open: 10/06/2010 SIC: 1731 Atomic Security, Inc Dba Asi Protection Services Worker was installing one of three security cameras on the roof of a one story building when he fell to his death. He was working alone, and at the time of the fall was using a roof as a working surface of 9 feet in height. He had installed a security camera using a step ladder to reach the work. When he fell off of the roof he struck a bicycle rack at ground level. The accident happened at about 01:30 pm. The Austin police reported the accident to the Austin Area Office on 10/05/10 at 06:00pm and OSHA responded the next day. The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital on 09/28/10 by the medical examiner. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 9 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314302464 Troy Greathouse 40 M Fatality Concussion FallDist: 15 FallHt: 9 Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work FatCause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other) Accident 202626693 - Fall Accident 202626693 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 09/14/2010 Inspection: 314843889 Open: 09/15/2010 SIC: 1711 United Sheet Metal, Inc. The company started work at 6AM on 9/14/10. One employee who was a journeyman sheet metal mechanic was assigned to work in a hallway on the 5th floor of the Childrens Tower being constructed at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The employee was working from an 8 foot fiberglass step ladder. It is unknown what step he was standing on. The ceiling grid was 9 feet above the floor. His work area was approximately two feet above the ceiling grid. The employee apparently placed his tools up near the work area above the ceiling grid. The ladder was set up on the concrete floor which was level and free of debris. The ladder was facing east in the hallway and was set up next to the wall which was made of drywall. There was no foot traffic by the ladder and the ladder was in excellent condition with no defects and good tread on the bottom of the legs. At about 7:40AM the employee fell from the ladder up against the wall with his feet and body knocking the ladder down to the floor. There was no indication that the ladder hit the opposite wall. There was no yell or scream from the employee. The employee landed at the foot of the ladder face up with both legs up on the ladders locking arms. No one saw the incident occur. Two employees who were working nearby inside other rooms apparently heard the ladder hitting the floor and came out to see what the noise was and found the employee. He was breathing but unresponsive and blood was coming from his left ear with a small amount of blood on the floor. Rescue personnel arrived and the employee was treated and then transported to the emergency room at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was pronounced brain dead at 7PM on 9/14/10 and died between 11:30AM and 12:00PM on 9/15/10. He was an organ donor and the family did not want an autopsy performed. The victim had a history of heart related problems including having stints placed in his heart. He also suffered from emphysema. There is no indication that there was anything wrong with the ladder or that it was set up unsafely. Apparently the employee had some sort of health issue occur that caused him to fall from the ladder to the concrete floor. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Other building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 15 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314843889 Kevin Batson 54 M Fatality Other Sheet Metal Workers FallDist: 14 FallHt: 4 FatCause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other) Accident 200677995 - Fatality Accident 200677995 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 01/05/2010 Inspection: 313108490 Open: 01/05/2010 SIC: 1731 Loveland Electric, Inc. Two employees were performing an electrical punch list of items to be completed at a new Nano Filtration Plant. During the work the victim needed to reach previously installed plastic conduits located approximately 15 ft. 6 1/2 inches above the ground level that were resting horizontally on a metal conduit support. The victim retrieved a 12 ft. fiberglass A-frame ladder, set it up below the area of the conduits that had to be worked on, then climbed the ladder and proceeded to perform the work. The victim had just complete cutting a conduit then lost his balance and fell from the highest standing level of the ladder approximately 9 ft. 7 inches above a lower level. He struck the top, back, left side of his head on the concrete floor below where he fractured his skull and bled profusely. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2 40 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313108490 Bernardo Landa 59 M Fatality Fracture FallDist: 14 FallHt: 9 Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures FatCause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
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  • Ladders come when several warnings that users should be trained on before use. Many falls occur when a worker leans past the side rails to reach further. The ladder then shifts or falls causing the worker to fall. On Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at approximately 1647 hours, a technician (EE#1) was in the process of installing an internet cable drop at a customer home. EE#1 was about to attach a &amp;quot;P&amp;quot; hook at the corner of the house and was placing his 28&apos; extension ladder against the house, but it was too long and placed it at an angle from the house and extending it onto the driveway adjacent to the home. The ladder was placed at a pitch that was more than the 4 to 1 ratio of the working height of the ladder. While the EE#1 was on the fourth rung down from the top, the feet of the ladder slipped out causing the ladder and EE#1 to fall down. EE#1 suffered a sprained ankle and shoulder with abrasions on both legs. Accident 200203610 - Employee Fell From A Ladder, Causing Fatal Injury Accident 200203610 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 10/08/2010 Inspection: 314637513 Open: 10/08/2010 SIC: 1761 Miguel Nava On 8 October 2010 at approximately 1500hrs, an employee was fatally injured while working from a Werner 25-ft extension ladder. The employee was working with six other employees who were installing roofing shingles on a private residence. At some point while carrying shingles to the roof, using the extension ladder, the employee lost his balance and fell to the ground below. Emergency response personnel were dispatched to the residence and the employee was pronounced dead on site. The employee was transported to the Fulton County Medical Examiner&apos;s Center in Atlanta, Georgia. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 3 23 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314637513 Homero Blancas-Marti 35 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Roofers FallDist: 14 FallHt: 6 Cause: Roofing FatCause: Roofing Accident 201075777 - Fell Off Ladder Fatal Accident 201075777 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 09/24/2010 Inspection: 312684335 Open: 09/28/2010 SIC: 1721 Alex Painting On 9/27/20 Employee #6 of the San Diego County Medical Examiner&apos;s office reported a fatal injury to employee #2, a temporary employee, from Alex Painting. Employee #2 suffered severe head trauma from an un-witnessed fall from an extension ladder or garage roof at 4351 Mensha Place, San Diego. Employee #2 had been working as a painter at this location. Employee #2 received emergency medical treatment from ALS Unit 24 and was transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital where he passed away. Alex Painting is an unlicensed Painting Contractor. Alex Painting has no business license, CSLB license or Workers Compensation Insurance. The employer did not report the accident to the Division in violation of T8 CCR 342(a). The Division opened an investigation with the employer on 09/28/10. At the time of the accident Employee #2 was working as a painter and is reported by Employee #1 to have been working with him on the roof over the garage. The garage roof is a first story roof with a perimeter measured to be 8 feet 8 inches above the driveway. Just previous to the accident Employee #1 left Employee #2 on the roof to use his phone. Employee #1 stated that after leaving Employee #2 he went to the side of the house, out of site from employee #2, for approximately 25 minutes. While on the phone Employee #1 stated he heard a noise that he described to be that of a ladder falling. Upon investigation Employee #1 found Employee #2 with injuries on the driveway. Employee #3 stated that Employee #1 yelled for help and he Employee #3 came from the back of the house to the accident site. Employee #3 assisted in holding employee #2 until EMS personnel arrived. Employee #1 stated that upon finding the injured Employee #2, he, Employee #1 went and knocked on the door of the house and told the homeowner #5 of the accident. Homeowner #5 stated that she called 911. Homeowner #5 also contacted her husband, Homeowner #4. Homeowners #4 and #5 observed the accident site and stated that an extension ladder was set against the roof of the garage with the feet of the ladder in close proximity to where Employee #2&apos;s feet were positioned after the fall. The homeowners did not observe any other ladder in the area or on the roof. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 9 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312684335 Doroteo Trejo 62 M Fatality Other Painters, Construction and Maintenance FallDist: 15 FallHt: 9 Cause: Exterior painting FatCause: Exterior painting Accident 201408267 - Fall Accident 201408267 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 09/22/2010 Inspection: 313261315 Open: 09/23/2010 SIC: 1795 Don Meeks Construction Llc Employee was cutting down beams in an abandoned building when he fell from the ladder landing g on a pile of debris. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313261315 Jose Luis Perez-Vega 47 M Fatality Other Construction Laborers FallDist: 14 FallHt: 11 FatCause: Demolition Accident 201751997 - Roofing Employee Fell From Ladder Approx 8-9 Feet and Died Accident 201751997 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 09/22/2010 Roofers on a residential tear-off and replace job were using a ladder to access the roof area in the front of the house. The front had an eyebrow at the porch area and did not allow for proper ladder set up. The ladder was set too flat. The feet had been removed from the ladder to allow the rails to stick in the soil. Just after early lunch break the victim started up the ladder to go back to work. He got about 8-9 feet up in the air and fell off the ladder. He suffered much bodily damage, (concussions, broken ribs, and internal). It was reported he had suffered a heart attack by the crew. The autopsy showed differently. The crew was hispanic from Guatamola and there was some confusion as to the First Aid response. The crew stated they did not call 911 because they thought the phone would ring in the place they had bought them (Florida, Louisianna, Texas. They also took the time to remove the shirt of the victim, clean him up, and put on another shirt before loading him into PU for transport. The local PD and Coroner had some concerns as to the accident and were following up with interviews of the crew. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313722878 Carlos R. Benites 58 M Fatality Concussion Roofers FallDist: 14 FallHt: 9 Cause: Roofing FatCause: Exterior carpentry Accident 200074664 - Fall Accident 200074664 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 08/31/2010 Inspection: 315434159 Open: 03/02/2011 SIC: 1799 Dmr Company According to the &amp;quot;Report of Investigation by Medical Examiner&amp;quot; and Medicolegal Autopsy Report, the victim was working on a ladder painting a house and fell from the ladder. Coworkers heard him grasping breath before becoming unresponsive. The reports indicated CPR was initiated and the victim was transported to WFU Baptist Hospital. The victim, Mr. Howard McDowell, Jr. later died on 09/07/10. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 315434159 Howard Mcdowell, Jr. 56 M Fatality Fracture Supervisors; Painters, Paperhangers and Plasterers Accident 200533750 - Fall From Ladder. Accident 200533750 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 08/30/2010 Inspection: 314880931 Open: 08/31/2010 SIC: 1793 Swanson Glass Inc. Employee #1 was in the process of cutting out a window frame with a cordless sawzall. Employee #1 was on a 28&apos; extension ladder. Employee #1 was approximately 20&apos;-25&apos; up from the base of the ladder. As employee #1 finished making a cut with the sawzall, he lost his balance on the ladder causing the ladder to lean to the right. The ladder then came back to center. At that time employee #1 started to fall backwards. Employee #2 was on the roof level on the other side of the window opening in front of employee #1 at the time of the accident. Employee #2 grabbed employee #1 by the belt as employee #1 started to fall backwards off the ladder. Employee #2 could not hold the weight of employee #1 and was being pulled through the window himself. Employee #2 lost his grip on employee #1 and employee #1 fell to the floor below. Employee #1 was then taken to the university of Iowa hospital where he later died. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 4 50 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314880931 Thomas Fosdick 49 M Fatality Other FallDist: 14 FallHt: 25 FatCause: Demolition Accident 200358828 - Fall From Ladder Accident 200358828 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 08/23/2010 Inspection: 314871997 Open: 09/21/2010 SIC: 1721 Octavio Mateos Dba Ocatavio Mateos Where an employee was spray painting the exterior of a home from a 24&apos; extension ladder fall approximately 11&apos; to ground. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 15 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314871997 Serio Morales 27 M Fatality Fracture Painters, Construction and Maintenance FallDist: 14 FallHt: 11 Cause: Exterior painting FatCause: Exterior painting Accident 200203545 - Fall From Height Accident 200203545 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 08/09/2010 Inspection: 314636515 Open: 08/09/2010 SIC: 1522 Rusty Statham Construction, Inc. On August 9, 2010, OSHA received a call from a local coroner regarding a fatality at a small construction site. Upon arrival, the CSHO met with the coroner and the General Contractor (GC) and the employer for the victim. The victim was working atop a two story building with access via one ladder to the top of the first story and another to the second. When he was descending the top ladder, he fell and tried to hold onto the roof of the first floor when he fell 16 feet onto asphalt. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314636515 Lonnie Wright 48 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras FallDist: 15 FallHt: 16 FatCause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other) Accident 200041622 - Fall to Lower Level Accident 200041622 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 05/29/2010 Inspection: 314489949 Open: 06/01/2010 SIC: 1751 Windsor Door Sales, Inc. On May 29 2010 an employee of windsor Door sales was attempting to repair a roll-up door at Station #21 of the Albuquerque Fire Department. This site is located at 10400 Cibola Loop NW. While standing on the extension ladder that he had placed there, he fall from the ladder. The height was approximately 9 feet from the cement floor. This employee suffered head injuries. He was taken to a hospital and died the next day. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 15 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314489949 Michael Horrocks 55 M Fatality Concussion Accident 202005369 - Employee Fell From Ladder Accident 202005369 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 05/22/2010 Inspection: 314228123 Open: 06/08/2010 SIC: 1761 Ranieri &amp; Kerns Associates, Llc (Rka) Employee was climbing down a ladder with tools in his hand. He slipped on the ladder and fell striking his head. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 2 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314228123 Jose Ferreira 40 M Fatality Fracture Carpenters FallDist: 14 FallHt: 12 FatCause: Installing metal siding Accident 201773538 - Fall Accident 201773538 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 05/14/2010 Inspection: 314460650 Open: 05/27/2010 SIC: 1522 John Mcloughlin General Contractor Two employees were repairing a piece of aluminum facia at the peak of a two story house at the gable. One employee was on a metal extension ladder at the peak and there was a second ladder three feet to left of the ladder and extended 12&apos; to a lower roof. Employee #1 was at the peak of the gable and was waiting for Employee #2 to bend a piece of aluminum and bring it up. Employee #2 climbed the metal extension ladder to the lower roof when Employee #1 saw him start the transition from the ladder to the roof. Employee #1 looked away and felt his ladder shake and turned back to his left and looked down and saw Employee #2 on the concrete at the base of the ladders. Employee died 12 days later from his injuries. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 27 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314460650 Peter Knoud 65 M Fatality Other Carpenters FallDist: 14 FallHt: 12 FatCause: Installing metal siding Accident 202608006 - Fall Accident 202608006 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 05/13/2010 Inspection: 314068503 Open: 05/14/2010 SIC: 1751 A &amp; M Carpentry Llc The investigation revealed that on the day of the accident the foreman and an employee were working on the first floor of the 4586 square foot single family home on the West side of the house. They had set and secured one section of exterior wall and began to set another. The employee placed a extension ladder against the interior side of the exterior wall that was already set and secured to the deck and wall section to the right. They had also placed a 2 inch X 4 inch X 12 foot brace that was attached in the center of the wall section that the ladder was leaned up against. The employee climbed 13 feet up the ladder and began to secure the second two story section of exterior wall to the first using a pneumatic nail gun. As he was doing so the section of exterior wall that he was leaned against with the extension ladder fell 23 feet to the ground as he rode the ladder down and landed on the wall, ladder, and ground. As a result the employee suffered massive internal chest injuries including 4 holes to the heart and head trauma. The victim was transported by ambulance to Montgomery County General Hospital by ambulance and later transferred to Medstar in DC for further treatment. The Medstar physician pronounced the employee deceased as a result of the injuries sustained from the fall at 10:56 pm on 05/13/10. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 35 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314068503 Marvin Otoniel Teyul 20 M Fatality Other Carpenters FallDist: 03 Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors FatCause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors Accident 170291264 - Fatality Occurred During A Roofing Inspection Accident 170291264 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 05/02/2010 Inspection: 314456195 Open: 05/03/2010 SIC: 6411 Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company On April 20, 2010 an employee was at a residential home site to inspect the roof, based on an insurance claim to determine needed repairs. During this time the inspector was involved in a fall without witnesses. Based on a brief statement to the first responder, the inspector noted he had fallen from the roof. The statement was limited and gave no details on how or where he had fallen. There was additionally a ladder laying flat on the ground in the area of the fallen inspector. The employee was transported to an area trauma hospital and placed in a medicably induced coma due to head injuries. The inspector never regained consciousness and on May 2, 2010 passed away from his injuries. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314456195 William Carfrey 56 M Fatality Fracture Insurance Adjusters, Examiners and Investigators Accident 201573722 - Fatality Possibly Related to Fall One Month Prior Accident 201573722 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 04/02/2010 Inspection: 313418139 Open: 04/02/2010 SIC: 0181 Color Star Growers of Colorado 1. On March 2, 2010, an employee while carrying an acrylic panel ascending an unsecured metal extension ladder to reach the roof of the green house, lost his balance and felt. The employee was transported to the hospital and discharge four days later and went home. While on rehabilitation, the employee died on April 2, 2010 from pulmonary embolism. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313418139 Salvador L. Gallegos 42 M Fatality Other Accident 200998151 - Fall Accident 200998151 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 03/26/2010 Inspection: 314256033 Open: 04/07/2010 SIC: 1761 Keystone Builders On March 26, 2010 at approximately 09:15 AM, two employees were on a two story residential home preparing to shingle the roof. There was no fall protection being used by the employees. The roof was a 4 in 12 pitch. Two portable extension ladders were used to get to the main top roof. One extension ladder was used to gain access to the lower porch roof that was approximately 11 feet from the ground. Once on the porch roof, another extension ladder was used to gain access to the top roof which was approximately 22 feet above the ground and 11 feet above the lower porch roof. One employee went to the back of the roof to begin prepping that side for the shingles. Another employee (the victim) was in front of the house prepping this area. The victim supposedly was going to the ladder to check on the air compressor that was on the ground when for some reason he fell to the ground breaking his neck and dying from his injuries. The weather was chilly but sunny. This was a routine job that is normally done by the contractor two or three times a year. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 22 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314256033 Donald Eugene Smith 53 M Fatality Fracture Roofers FallDist: 15 FallHt: 22 Cause: Roofing FatCause: Roofing Accident 202551404 - Fall From Top of Ladder Accident 202551404 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 01/24/2010 Inspection: 313163693 Open: 01/29/2010 SIC: 7381 Professional Community Management Inc The accident occurred on January 24, 2010 and was reported to DOSH on January 25, 2010. The employer is a professional Community management company. The employee is a maintenance plumber who was in the process of snaking a residential drain system through a roof vent line. The accident occurred when the employee stepped onto an extension ladder that was not tied, blocked or other wise secured to prevent the ladders displacement. The ladder shifted causing the employee to fall approximately 9 feet on to the concrete entryway below. Employee #1 suffered a head laceration, broken left middle finger, shoulder blunt force trauma and spinal injuries. Employee #1 is a full-time employee. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313163693 Damaso L Lara 52 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Plumber, Pipefitter and Steamfiter Apprentices
  • Accident 200742625 - Fall Accident 200742625 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 11/09/2010 Inspection: 313761470 Open: 11/09/2010 SIC: 1761 Javier Guerra On 11/09/10 at approximately 10:25 am the employer had set up an extension ladder on the front of the house. The employer had climbed this ladder to access the work area on the roof. The ladder fell over and the employer fell to the concrete sidewalk. The employer had three employees in addition to himself on the project. Site address was 61 Elisa Landi Drive, Kingston, NY. Weather conditions on this day were dry and seasonably cool. The employer was contracted to remove the old roofing shingles and install new shingles. This was a single family residential house. Ground to eave measurement in this location was 20 feet, 5 inches. The employer sustained a fractured skull that lead to his death. Observations of the ladder that the employer used showed strong evidence that the ladder feet were set in the ground backwards, leading to unstable footing. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 21 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313761470 Javier Guerra 31 M Fatality Fracture Accident 200998367 - Employee Fall From Ladder Accident 200998367 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 07/23/2010 Inspection: 314359449 Open: 07/24/2010 SIC: 1623 Utili-Comm South Inc. On July 23, 2010, an employee, working alone, was performing repair work on an aerial cable television line in an alleyway. The employee was using an extension ladder to reach the cable line. The employee was not tied-off and was not wearing fall protection. For unknown reasons, the employee fell from the ladder, striking his head on the ground and suffering fatal injuries. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling Other Under $50,000 23 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314359449 Kyle Torgersen 27 M Fatality Fracture Electronic Repairers, Communica. &amp; Indus. Equip. FallDist: 14 FallHt: 23 Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other) Accident 200625952 - Fall Accident 200625952 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 07/16/2010 Inspection: 314650045 Open: 07/16/2010 SIC: 2421 Middle Tennessee Lumber Company Inc Middle Tennessee Lumber Company Inc - SIC: 2421 Employee #1 and #2 had used an aerial lift to access the roof of a building. The unit ran out of gas when Employee #2 left the roof. Employee #2 brought a fiberglass extension ladder to allow Employee #1 to leave the roof. Employee #2 set up the extension ladder from the ground in a manner opposite from the manufacturer&apos;s recommendations. Employee #1 rotated the ladder 180 degrees while standing at the edge of the roof. The fly (top) section of the extension ladder began to slide uncontrolled down the base section of the ladder. The fly section continued to slide until one ladder lock penetrated a ladder rung (8th from the bottom). At that time, the ladder stopped sliding immediately. Employee #1 fell from the ladder landing on the back of his head/neck. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the local emergency room. The roof was approximately twenty-two feet above the ground. The ladder was a Werner Type 1 fiberglass extension ladder. The ladder locks were not securely locked into place around the rungs of both sections of the ladder. The facility purchases, cuts and finishes lumber for different purposes. Among other products, they produce hardwood flooring and lumber for shipment off-shore. Both employees work directly for the employer. Both are maintenance workers who were attempting to service vents located on the roof of a kiln building. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314650045 Donald Choate 42 M Fatality Fracture Machinery Maintenance Occupations Accident 202528329 - Fall Accident 202528329 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 07/16/2010 Inspection: 314736851 Open: 07/19/2010 SIC: 7349 Platinum Property Management Llc An accident occurred on July 16, 2010 at Sandpiper Gulf Resort 5550 Estero Blvd. Ft. Myers Beach, FL. The employee that was fatally injured, was the Operational Manager. He was a permanent employee who had worked at the property since January 2010. He was performing ground maintenance duties by pruning one of the tall palm trees located on the property. The tree was approximately 24 feet tall. The accident occurred while the employee was using a 28 foot metal extension ladder and a hand held tree trimming saw. The employee had placed the ladder feet on sand and leaned the ladder against the round truck of the palm tree. The employee was found by a visitor of another property that was adjacent to where the employee was working. The ladder was found on top of the hedges that surrounded the tree and the tree trimming tool was still in the tree hung on the limb in which the employee was attempting to cut down. The employee had fallen to the parking lot ground on the other side of the hedges. He was air lifted to the nearest trauma hospital where he was later pronounced dead on July 18, 2010. The employer is a property management company that performs outside building and grounds maintenance. The accident was reported on July 19, 2010 by the company&apos;s worker compensation carrier. The Tampa Area Office opened the accident investigation at the site on July 20, 2010. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314736851 Dean Finethy 49 M Fatality Fracture Painters, Construction and Maintenance Accident 200203487 - Fall From Ladder Accident 200203487 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 06/22/2010 Inspection: 312779929 Open: 06/28/2010 SIC: 4841 Comcast of Georgia A worker was doing a cable connection working on a ladder approximately 20 feet high. He became unresponsive and fell to the asphalt. His supervisor was present and called emergency services. The employee died 4 days later. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312779929 Colin Whittaker 61 M Fatality Other Telephone Line Installers and Repairers Accident 202528238 - Fall Accident 202528238 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 06/18/2010 Inspection: 314736497 Open: 06/29/2010 SIC: 7349 Wilcin Enterprises, Inc.Dba Pme On 06/18/10 employee John McElroy climbed onto an extension ladder to inspect a leaky gutter located approximately 14&apos; above the ground,in order to determine what material was required to repair the leak, when he and the ladder were found on the ground by a co-worker. The co-worker called 911 and the injured employee was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida. The employee died at the hospital on 06/25/10 from complications due to blunt trauma to the head and torso which were related to the fall. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314736497 John Mcelroy 56 M Fatality Concussion Accident 200203461 - Fatality Accident 200203461 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 05/06/2010 Inspection: 312778905 Open: 05/07/2010 SIC: 1796 D.H. Pace Company,Inc Dba Overhead Door of Atlanta At the time of the incident, two employees, onsite supervisor and the victim, were working inside of the tram area. The employees were using a rented Model RS6-34 Telescopic Handler, two FE3232 series, fiberglass extension ladders type IA thirty-two feet extension and several hand tools. The telescopic handler was being used to support a metal rack which was supporting the drum assembly of the commercial roll-up door. It was determined that the metal rack which was supporting the drum assembly had not been approved by the manufacturer of the powered industrial truck. The hand tools, which were all serviceable, were used by the employee to assembly other component of the roll-up door. The ladders, both of which were serviceable, measured two feet in width and were placed approximately centered between the outer wall and the edge of the concrete platforms. The employees were working from the ladder using the hand tools to finish the installation of the roll-up door. After gathering details, documents and employer/employee interviews, it was determined the victim sustained the fatal injury while performing assigned work activities involving the installation of the roll-up at the new international terminal and concourse. It can be reasonably assumed the fatal injuries sustained by the employees were a result of blunt force injuries of the head and neck suffered when the victim fall from the ladder. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Other building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 5 100 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312778905 Edgar Rieffel 33 M Fatality Other Electrical Power Installers and Repairers FallDist: 14 FallHt: 2 FatCause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Architectural Steel -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201044385 - Fall From Height Accident 201044385 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 04/19/2010 Inspection: 313973513 Open: 04/20/2010 SIC: 6515 Desert Sky Mobile Home Park, Llc Employee working on swamp cooler units for a mobile home park, (Preparing units for summer use) used an extension ladder to exit a roof approximately 12.5 feet high. The employee apparently slipped from the ladder, and struck his face on a fence post before hitting the ground, sustaining fatal injuries. (No Witnesses) The employee was discovered by his manager who attempted CPR until emergency services arrived to no avail. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313973513 Iran Kahaleauki 38 M Fatality Other
  • Accident 200074375 - Fall From Elevation Accident 200074375 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 04/19/2010 Inspection: 314139650 Open: 04/23/2010 SIC: 5311 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Employee climbed onto a rack from a platform ladder. When returning to the ladder to get off the rack, he missed the ladder and fell to the concrete floor below. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314139650 Victim 1 71 M Fatality Other Stock and Inventory Clerks Penalty 1.7M, 1597 total violations 1926.1053(b)(1) When portable ladders are used for access to an upper landing surface, the ladder side rails shall extend at least 3 feet (.9 m) above the upper landing surface to which the ladder is used to gain access; or, when such an extension is not possible because of the ladder&apos;s length, then the ladder shall be secured at its top to a rigid support that will not deflect, and a grasping device, such as a grabrail, shall be provided to assist employees in mounting and dismounting the ladder. In no case shall the extension be such that ladder deflection under a load would, by itself, cause the ladder to slip off its support.
  • 12/09/2009 Safety Director, was inspecting a job on an existing office building with the building owner and the president of the company. As victim neared the top of a fixed permanent ladder, 13 feet high, that was part of the existing structure, he fell backwards off the ladder and struck his head on the concrete floor. He died on 01/03/10. Accident 202561080 - A Fall 12-15 Feet From Fixed Ladder Accident 202561080 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 09/22/2010 Inspection: 314948746 Open: 09/23/2010 SIC: 7623 Varitech Commercial Services, Inc. An employee used a 16 foot high fixed ladder to access the building&apos;s roof top at the work site. The work to be accomplished was the repair of an electrical short on the roof&apos;s exhaust system (mounted blower motor). This work area was 30 feet from the roof&apos;s edge, and not a fall concern. The employee did not carry a tool box up the fixed ladder, he only took up the tools required, wire strippers, screw driver and pliers. There were no eye witnesses to the accident, therefore it is unknown where the employee fell from, the ladder or the roof and what he was doing at the time of the accident. Since the work was completed, it is thought the victim fell from the ladder while descending to the ground. The victim fell onto an above ground water line and broke the line off below the surface of the ground. The sound of the water splashing back onto the asphalt alerted a neighbor who contacted the manager of the restaurant where the accident occurred. This neighbor contacted 911. The building manager said the victim was lying face down with his head turned to one side and response to the manager&apos;s questions was poor. Local Police Department was contacted at 1623 hours, dispatched at 1628 hours, arrived on the accident scene at 1633 hours, and cleared the site at 1700 hours. The paramedics arrived on scene and transported the victim to the local trauma center. The injuries sustained by the victim suggests that he fell backwards onto the two inch diameter gate frame of the chain link fence, bending the top of the gate. The victim then fell onto the a water pipe facing downward. The victim&apos;s head and back sustained injuries. The victim&apos;s spinal cord and aorta were severed and the victim received several broken ribs. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314948746 Duane Lange 59 M Fatality Cut/Laceration Technicians, N.E.C. Accident 201773520 - Fall Accident 201773520 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 05/20/2010 Inspection: 314387101 Open: 05/20/2010 SIC: 1623 Cb&amp;I At 10:30AM on May 20, 2010, Employee #1 and three other employees were assembling the 8th level of a one million gallon Spheroid water tower. The employees were approximately 95ft above ground level, working from a scaffold on the interior of the Spheroid&apos;s shaft. The crew of employees were fitting the seam on the newly added section. With the new section secured, Employee #1 climbed a fixed ladder to access additional tools needed to complete the job. In order to reach the tools, Employee #1 had to climb approximately 8ft up the fixed ladder, through a manhole hatch, and onto the &amp;quot;Top Platform.&amp;quot; The three other crew members stated that Employee #1 opened the hatch and began to climb through it. Before Employee #1 could reach the &amp;quot;Top Platform&amp;quot; he lost his footing and fell. Employee #1 fell past the scaffolding and landed on the &amp;quot;Condensation Platform&amp;quot; 60-67ft below. Employee #1 was wearing a personal fall arrest system, but he was not tied off. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 174 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314387101 Gary Meineke 56 M Fatality Fracture Welders and Cutters FallDist: 14 FallHt: 60 Cause: Steel Erection Of Open Web Steel Joists-Welding/Burning/Grinding FatCause: Steel Erection Of Open Web Steel Joists-Welding/Burning/Grinding Accident 200203388 - Fall From Ladder Accident 200203388 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 01/18/2010 Inspection: 312776370 Open: 01/18/2010 SIC: 1799 Newbanks Construction Management, Inc The employee was descending a ladder when he let go of the rungs and fall approximately eleven feet. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 2 21 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312776370 Robert Garvin 52 M Fatality Other FallDist: 14 FallHt: 11 Cause: Roofing FatCause: Roofing
  • Accident 202494134 - Fall From Fire Escape Ladder Accident 202494134 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 07/28/2010 Inspection: 314739046 Open: 07/28/2010 SIC: 1711 Sure Heet Chimney Repair and Cleaning Company Inc. On 7/28/2010 Employee #1 was performing a flue removal and replacement installation, a one day job. The old flue had been removed and the new flew had been fastened to the exterior wall. Only the cap remained to be added. Employee #1 was climbing an exterior permanent fire escape ladder to give a screwdriver (non battery operated) to second helper employee who was standing on a landing. When the Employee #1 reached the top of the ladder he inexplicably fell backward and his leg caught on the railing of the lower fire escape level which caused him to flip headfirst. He was pronounced dead at the scene. In total he fell 3 stories to the concrete below. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 3 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314739046 Shay Lemay 55 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras FallDist: 14 FallHt: 30 FatCause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other) Accident 201430345 - Employee Fell 10-11ft From A Fixed Ladder. the C Accident 201430345 -- Report ID: 0523100 -- Event Date: 05/14/2010 Inspection: 301091534 Open: 05/17/2010 SIC: 3731 Jeffboat Llc On May 13, 2010, the Painter was in a barge cleaning debris from the interior floor using a broom, bucket and dustpan. At approximately 12:58PM, the Painter stopped working and climbed up a fixed metal ladder to exit the space to the top of the barge. The Painter was carrying a broom in one hand while making the climb. The Painter was approximately eleven feet high when he attempted to hand the broom off to a coworker above and lost his grip and fell to the barge bottom below striking his head against a pipe support. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 301091534 David Martin 44 M Fatality Other Painters, Construction and Maintenance Accident 201773561 - Fall Accident 201773561 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 04/07/2010 Inspection: 314211442 Open: 04/08/2010 SIC: 1721 Api Construction, Llc The company was hired to rehabilitate and repaint the interior and exterior of an elevated, 600,000 gallon steel water tank. The complete structure was completely covered with tarpaulins. The company did not provide any additional training, training specific to hazards that could be encountered on the elevated water tank job. Employee #1 was assigned work up on the balcony and on top of an elevated water tank. Employee #1 was to prepare and paint designated areas. At the time of the accident the health and safety officer and foreman were working outside of the containment area. Employee #1 had worked by himself throughout the day. The foreman stated he had climbed up to check on Employee #1 at approximately 1500 hours and all was well. At approximately 1545 hours a coworker saw Employee #1 lying on the ground adjacent to one of the support columns. The coworker called to another employee for them to call 911. Employee #1&apos;s paint bucket, roller, and hard hat were lying within a few feet of him. Employee #1 was wearing a harness with a single lanyard attached to his harness D ring. The other end of the lanyard was not attached to anything. None of the coworkers witnessed the accident. The column Employee #1 was found lying at the base of had a permanent fixed ladder. The foreman stated he had told all employees to use the ladder attached to the scaffold system used to hold the tarpaulins. The ladder attached to the scaffold system was a straight ladder going up approximately 110&apos; and did not have any observed safety climb system. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Tower, tank, storage elevator Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 110 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314211442 Pablo D Cruz-Gomez 27 M Fatality Other FallDist: 30 FatCause: Exterior painting
  • Photo Source: http://ketiltrout.net/sumner_2003/img/img_0579.jpg Hazard load swing and knock off ladder. On top step. Accident 200023729 - Highway Milling Operation Accident 200023729 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 11/09/2010 Inspection: 314950171 Open: 11/09/2010 SIC: 1611 Paolella Pro-Filing, Inc Victim was descending the ladder of a highway milling machine while it was moving in reverse. He fell from the ladder to the highway and was run over by the track of the milling machine. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair $500,000 to $1,000,000 7 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314950171 Pasquale Dirienzo 51 M Fatality Other FallDist: 22 FallHt: 7 FatCause: Paving Accident 200533560 - Fall From Tractor End Loader/Tractor Accident 200533560 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 07/07/2010 Inspection: 314671355 Open: 07/08/2010 SIC: 5191 Latham Hi Tech Seeds Employee #1 and employee #2 were replacing trim work at the top of a metal building. The trim work had been removed a couple years ago. The employees were using a John Deere Model 2610 tractor with a John Deere Model 740 loader attachment. The attachment appears to be an end loader type attachment. Both employees had gained access to the bucket of the end loader by a 20 foot extension ladder. Both employees were using the bucket as a work platform. Employee&apos;s were working between 10 and 12 foot above the ground. Employee #1 was attempting to transfer from the bucket to the extension ladder. According to employee #2 the extension ladder did not have the rung locked assembly for the fly section of the ladder locked. When employee #1 attempted to transfer the fly or top section of the extension ladder slid down approximately 2 rungs. The ladder started to tip and employee fell 10 - 12 foot to the ground. Employee #2 was still in the end loader of the tractor when this occurred. Employee #2 was stranded. Employee #2 yelled, screamed and whistled to get someone attention. However he did not get anyone attention. Employee #2 finally shook the ladder and got the lock assembly latched on to a rung of the extension ladder. Employee #2 descended the ladder saw that employee #1 was not moving. Employee #2 ran to another employee and sated to call rescue that employee #1 was severely injured. This incident occurred just out of two small towns. Both towns sent rescue. Also city and county police departments arrived on site. Mercy Life Flight arrived also. However, Employee #1 was transferred to Belmond Hospital in Belmond Iowa to stabilize his condition. After Employee #1 was stabilized he was transferred to Mercy Hospital in Mason City, Iowa. Employee #1 was pronounced dead. The ladder belonged to the employer. However the brand of the ladder could not be determined. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314671355 Marlin Hopkey 63 M Fatality Other Laborers, Except Construction Accident 202560967 - Employee Fell From Ladder Accident 202560967 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 07/01/2010 Inspection: 314667833 Open: 07/01/2010 SIC: 2051 Fresh Start Bakeries North America Employee was in the process of replacing fan belts on a pulley system when he fell off ladder. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314667833 Russell Rose 55 M Fatality Other
  • Accident 202469219 - Fall From Attic Space Accident 202469219 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 10/19/2010 Inspection: 314822685 Open: 10/21/2010 SIC: 8661 First Baptist Church of Los Osos On October 19, 2010 at about 18:40 an employee was fatally injured while working inside an attic space. The victim, Director of Sonshine Christian School was organizing supplies stored in an attic space accessed via a pull-down ladder from ceiling eight feet up. Initial investigation revealed the employee fell hitting her head and sustaining a fatal head injury. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314822685 Tina Witte 53 F Fatality Other
  • Accident 200556223 - Fall Accident 200556223 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 10/08/2010 Inspection: 314767468 Open: 10/08/2010 SIC: 9999 D.R. Services Llc At 7:00 a.m. on October 8, 2010, Employee #1, a foreman, was climbing a scaffold ladder on the south side of the exterior of the building in order to reach a scaffold platform located at a higher level to begin work. Two co-workers were also engaged in climbing the scaffold ladder on the south side of the exterior of the building in order to reach a scaffold platform located at a higher level to begin work. Co-worker #1 (laborer) and Co-worker #2 (laborer) were at a higher level on the scaffold and were continuing to climb to the location where work was to be performed. Co-worker #3 was on the ground preparing to move materials to another location on the jobsite. Employee #1 was half-way up the scaffold ladder (approx 27 ft. above lower landing) when Co- worker #3 heard a loud noise. Co-worker #3 yelled up to Employee #1 and asked if Employee #1 was alright. Employee #1 did not respond. Within a few seconds Employee #1 was seen releasing grasp of the ladder rung and falling approximately 41 ft. to the ground. Employee #1 died on 10/8/2010 from sustained injuries. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314767468 David Blanchard 47 M Fatality Cut/Laceration Accident 202613253 - Fall From Scaffold Accident 202613253 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 10/01/2010 Inspection: 313510703 Open: 10/04/2010 SIC: 1741 Nibbelink Masonry Construction Corp On 3 October 2010, at or about 1430 hours, the Division was notified by the employer (via the Fed OSHA Hotline) of fatality occurring at their worksite located at 15620 W Joshua Rd, Adelanto, CA 92301. The employer is a masonry contractor, performing blockwork for building construction. On 1 October 2010, at or about 1155 hours, E1 was at the site climbing the manufactured attachable scaffold ladder on the 25&apos; high bricklayer&apos;s scaffold located in Area 1 of Building A (Wrestling Room). This is the normal procedure for an employee to gain access to the working level of the scaffold. After E1 had climbed ~25&apos; to the fifth tier of the scaffold (working level), E1 went to climb off of the ladder and onto the scaffold. According to W1, while holding onto the third rung from the top of the ladder with his left hand, E1 placed his right hand on the midrail of the scaffold and was presumably going to enter between the top rail and the midrail (the standard practice at the site). E1 lost his grip on the midrail and attempted to grab the rail again and could not. E1 lost grip on the ladder as well and fell backwards off of the ladder. As E1 was falling past the second tier, his right leg struck the crossbrace causing his head to turn toward the ground. E1 landed across an approximately 6-inch high curb which struck him on the right side of his abdomen and his head subsequently struck the ground. E1 was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda. E1 expired that same evening at or about 2255 hours. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 30 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313510703 Byron Modica 43 M Fatality Fracture Construction Laborers FallDist: 16 FallHt: 25 FatCause: Exterior masonry Accident 200644870 - Suspected Heart Attack/Undetermined Accident 200644870 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 09/11/2010 Inspection: 314927641 Open: 09/15/2010 SIC: 1796 Industrial Piping Company, Llc An employee working from an elevated platform complained of indigestion. He descended a ladder from the platform to take something for the indigestion. The employee hooked his lanyard to the scaffold and fell off the ladder. Other employees at the site immediately lowered him to the ground and first responders at the site attempted to revive him. The cause of death is suspected to be a heart attack but is officially undetermined at this time. 10-29-10 Medical Examiner Report determined cause of death to be of natural causes. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Refinery Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314927641 Tracy Twyford 53 M Fatality Other FallDist: 30 FatCause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work Accident 200375285 - Fall (From Elevation) Accident 200375285 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 08/23/2010 Inspection: 314693177 Open: 08/26/2010 SIC: 1771 Traditional Stucco Llc Two employees were on a fabricated frame scaffold with the work platform approximately 19 feet high and were in the process of caulking around windows. The scaffold consisted of a single tower, three tiers high. A aluminum extension ladder was placed onto the work platform to reach the windows. The ladder was extended approximately 23 feet above the work platform. One employee was on the ladder while the other held the base of the ladder while standing on the scaffold work platform. As one employee was on the ladder the force of him on it caused the scaffold to tip over. The employee on the ladder fell to the asphalt pavement below resulting in his death The other employee fell outward with the scaffold and was thrown into the water receiving non life threatening injuries. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 5 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314693177 Wilfredo Barryos 42 M Fatality Other Construction Laborers FallDist: 16 FallHt: 40 Cause: Plastering FatCause: Plastering Accident 200358471 - Fall From Elevation Accident 200358471 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 06/08/2010 Inspection: 314373432 Open: 06/09/2010 SIC: 1751 Jimmy Ray Adams Dba Jimmy Ray Adams Two employees working at the rear of the house installing wood blocking around the edge of the eves for the installation of siding. The victim was using a 2x8x16 that was sitting on one of the rungs of a six foot fiberglass step ladder and the other end was sitting on a 33&amp;quot; piece of 2x2 that was 33&amp;quot; above the wooden decking. Neither end of the 2x8x16 was secured to prevent it from being dispalced. the victim was moving down the board and misstepped toward the edgae of the elevated porch that was 14&apos; above the ground. The victim lost his balance and fell to the ground that was hard earthen ground with construction debris scattered about resulting in his death. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 38 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314373432 Lester Earl Adams 82 M Fatality Other FallDist: 18 FallHt: 14 Cause: Exterior carpentry FatCause: Exterior carpentry
  • Accident 201392206 - Fall Accident 201392206 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 10/14/2010 Inspection: 312081367 Open: 10/18/2010 SIC: 4225 Detmar Corp Employee was taking down a light fixture over some shelving while using a ladder stand. The light was 10-12 feet above the floor. Employee fell off the ladder and landed on the floor. Employee died on 10/15/10. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312081367 Ted Chorbeff 74 M Fatality Other -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200263945 - Fall From Ladder Accident 200263945 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 09/13/2010 Inspection: 314914094 Open: 09/14/2010 SIC: 5211 Lowe&apos;s Home Improvement Employee #1, an employee in the tool department, attempted to assist a customer by climbed a rolling ladder tower to access product located on product racking approximately 9 feet from floor level. He left the top level of the ladder stand and climbed onto the product rack. Employee #1 then attempted to reboard the ladder stand from the storage rack when he mis- stepped, falling approximately 9 feet to the concrete floor below. Employee #1 suffered fatal head injuries. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314914094 Jerrell Cockrell 76 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Stock and Inventory Clerks Accident 201682085 - Fall, From Elevated Level Accident 201682085 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 09/08/2010 Inspection: 314284340 Open: 09/08/2010 SIC: 4226 Wpx Courier Llc The victim was performing the task of retrieving items from the warehouse shelving unit. While working in a separate location from her fellow coworker, the victim was using a 14 foot Ladder Industries rollarstair ladder when she fell to the ground and was fatally injured. There was no eyewitness to the accident. The coworker did not here any scream but found her cold, unconscious and lying on her back at the base of the ladder. Alaska Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the accident. Possible causal factors learned consist of the following: 1) the safety brake mechanism was disengaged 2) the victim was reported to have been experiencing dizzy spells for the past week prior to the accident and was scheduled for a doctor&apos;s appointment later that day 3) the rollarstair ladder used by the victim was defective Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314284340 Margaret Buday 49 F Fatality Other
  • Accident 201956265 - Worker Collapsed From Heart Issues Accident 201956265 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 11/29/2010 Inspection: 315133652 Open: 11/30/2010 SIC: 1623 J &amp; D Rack, Inc. A worker 1 engaged in cleaning out earthen debris washed in form a rain event, out of a partially newly installed 60&amp;quot; inch storm sewer pipe collapsed from health issues. Worker 2 stated to EMS responders the worker 1 had made out of the pipe to the large manhole were a ladder was positioned to egress, started vomiting and collapsed at the foot of the ladder. The Monfort Heights EMS team tested the atmospheric condition of the manhole before entry and found no deficiencies. The EMS team found no vital signs and or body response at 09:37 a.m. that morning. Worker 1 was pronounce deceased by the Mount Airy Hospital at 12:15 p.m. 11/29/2010 with heart failure. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Pipeline New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 315133652 Anthony Augustine 46 M Fatality Other FallDist: 27 Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage FatCause: Site clearing and grubbing Accident 200556215 - Death By Hydogen Sulfide Overexposure Accident 200556215 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 10/06/2010 Inspection: 314767260 Open: 10/07/2010 SIC: 1799 Team Industrial Services, Inc. Inspection: 314767245 Open: 10/07/2010 SIC: 2911 Chalmette Refining Llc On or about October 6, 2011, two employees (EE #1 And EE #2) were attempting to seal a leak in Reformer #1 to SATS gas contactor line. This operation started at approximately 10:30 p.m. Scaffolding had been built in the area to reach the pipe at a height of 35 feet. EE #1 and EE #2 accessed the area using a fixed ladder going from ground to a platform over the pipe rack. The line was not shut down and remained on-stream during the repair work. This would require the use of an engineered clamp to be installed and a sealant pumped into the clamp to seal the leak. At the time of the incident the line contained 16.78% of H2S, which equates to approx. 160,000 ppm of H2S. Both employees were wearing tight fitted airline respirators that were attached to a 16 pack of cylinders containing grade D breathing air. Approximately 1.5 hours into the pipe repair operation, EE #1 attempted to remove himself from the area when he collapsed on the platform. First responders were there within 3-4 minutes. EE #1 died of an overexposure to hydrogen sulfide. The weather did not play a role in this accident. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Refinery Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 35 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314767260 Gregory Starkey 33 M Fatality Other Engineering Technicians, N.E.C. FallDist: 01 Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities) FatCause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities) 2 314767245 No Injury Accident 200998342 - Muractic Acid Vapors in Conf Space Accident 200998342 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 05/26/2010 Inspection: 313911943 Open: 05/27/2010 SIC: 7699 Eric Jason Dalton At approximately 8:15 pm, on May 26, 2010, Victim #1, a licensed plumber and Victim #2, the plumbers future son-in-law assisting with the work were changing out a pump inside a 12-foot deep by 5-foot diameter well pit at a residence located in Muncie as a favor to the homeowner. The well pit is a brick-lined, hand dug well dating back 100-120 years, originally powered by a wooden windmill but adapted to a deep well pump system. The old pump had not been used in 10-12 years and was rusted in place inside the well casing. Victim #1 accessed the well pit with an extension ladder and poured up to 3.75 gallons of muriatic acid into the casing to dissolve the rust, exited the pit and waited several hours before entering the pit again to attempt to remove the pump. Victim#1 became overcome by vapors that had built up inside the well and collapsed. Victim#2 was working at the top of the well, entered the well to assist Victim#1 and was also overcome and collapsed. The homeowner called 911. Within minutes a 32-year veteran firefighter of the Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) arrived in his personal vehicle and became Victim#3 when he entered the well, attempted to climb back out after noticing the vapors and then collapsed after being overcome falling off the ladder back into the well pit. Shortly after, another Firefighter (6-year veteran) with the Liberty Township VFD arrived in his personal vehicle and became Victim#4 as he entered the well to assist Victim#3 and also collapsed. Next on scene were 4 more firefighters with Liberty VFD who suited up with self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), rigged up ropes, and began removal of the victims. During removal of Victim #4, the first out, Muncie Fire Department arrived and assisted with the rescue providing a harness to remove the other victims. Delaware County EMS arrived and transported all victims to Ball Memorial Hospital, where Victim #1 died. Victim#2 was in a medically-induced coma and was found to show no brain activity and taken off of life support on June 8, 2010. Victim#3 received 15 staples to close wounds on his head from falling off the ladder into the well when he attempted to self-rescue and was released from the hospital June1, 2010. Victim#4 was also placed in a medically-induced coma suffering from respiratory failure and was on a ventilator for approximately 4 days. Victim#4 was released from the hospital expected to make a full recovery. After consulting with Delaware County Health Department and IDEM, Liberty Volunteer Fire Department put 1,800 gallons of water into the well pit to flush it clean and displace any residual acid. It was confirmed through interviews of Victim#1 and #2&apos;s family members and Victim#1&apos;s employer that Victim#1 was a licensed plumber doing work independently as a favor for a friend. No compensation was to be given for work performed at this residence. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313911943 Eric Dalton 40 M Fatality Asphyxia Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters 2 313911943 Justin Benson 19 M Fatality Asphyxia Plumber, Pipefitter and Steamfiter Apprentices Accident 200515047 - Employee Found Dead With Head in Ventilation Hole Accident 200515047 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 05/21/2010 Inspection: 314541053 Open: 05/24/2010 SIC: 5172 Cirrus Flight Operations Inc The employer provides aviation re-fueling services to customers at the Anoka Blaine Airport in Blaine, MN. On May 21, 2010, at approximately 2145 the victim was working on refueling a 1200 gallon, 100 Low Lead aviation gasoline truck with the truck parked on the tarmac in front of the 100 LL aviation gasoline pump. He was working alone and no one saw him collapse. Contact 3 stated he came on at approximately 2200 to work the overnight shift. Contact 3 stated that he was directed to help a customer/mechanic look for some rivets in the Cirrus Flight Operations hangar. Contact 3 stated that he noticed the 100 LL aviation gasoline truck parked on the tarmac for refueling when he came on for his overnight work shift at approximately 2200. Contact 3 stated that when he finished helping the customer/mechanic look for the rivets he went to the 100 LL aviation gasoline truck to talk to the victim. Contact 3 stated he couldn&apos;t find the victim on the tarmac around the 100 LL aviation gasoline pump or in the cab of the truck, he then climbed the fixed ladder on the side of the truck and found the victim lying on top of the truck with his head inside the inspection/quick ventilation hatch for the 1200 gallon tank. Contact 3 removed the victim&apos;s head from the quick ventilation hatch and checked the victim for a pulse. Contact 3 stated the victim had no pulse and he and contact 2 waited for emergency assistance. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the paramedics. The Medical Examiner from the Anoka County Coroners Office indicated asphyxiation as the preliminary cause of death. The cause of death as indicated by the Medical Examiner from the Anoka County Coroners Office was &amp;quot;Inhalation of aviation gasoline&amp;quot;. The training videos used by the employer to train the victim included the procedure of looking into the ventilation hatch as a means of manually checking the overfill gauge in the top of the tank. There was no mention in the training videos of the tank of the 100 LL aviation gasoline truck being a permit-required confined space. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314541053 Patrick Marzitelli 17 M Fatality Asphyxia Occupation Not Reported Accident 201345329 - Two Employees Asphyxiated in Tank Accident 201345329 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 04/01/2010 Inspection: 314025099 Open: 04/02/2010 SIC: 2873 Magnagro Corporation MagnaGro Corporation has been in business at 600 E. 22nd St. Terrace, Lawrence, Kansas since December 1993. The company is in the business of manufacturing organic fertilizers and other related products. On April 1, 2010, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Worker #1 and Worker #2 (leadman) were preparing product involving the use of fermented molasses as one of the ingredients. The workers were having problems moving the molasses from tank #2 to tank #1. The owner of the company was out of state but was in telephonic communication with Worker #2 regarding the problems with the molasses. According to the employer he told Worker #2 to add water to the molasses to bring it to a level where the container contents could be transferred to tank #1. Due to the low volume of product in tank #2, Worker #1 entered and was descending a rope ladder into the storage tank, which contained fermented molasses, to attempt to push the molasses through the piping into tank #1. When descending the ladder worker #1 fell or slipped off the ladder falling into the bottom of the tank. Worker #2, heard Worker #1 fall and went on top of the tank to see what happened. Worker #2 called for assistance via 911, and subsequently entered the tank to attempt rescue when he collapsed falling down into the tank. Worker #3, heard Worker #2 drop into the tank and went to the top of the tank and began to enter it through the top, but stopped because he was not sure how he would get workers #1 and #2 out through the manhole. Worker #3 climbed down off of the tanks and found a electric saw and cut a hole in the bottom side of the tank. Worker #3 then entered the tank and while trying to pull one of the victims out was overcome and passed out, falling to the outside of the tank. Upon arrival, the Lawrence Fire Department and EMS began treatment of Worker #3 and transported him to hospital where he was treated and released. The Lawrence Fire Department extracted workers #1 and #2 from the tank and attempted to revive them. Workers #1 was taken to hospital and was pronounced dead, and Worker #2 pronounced dead at the scene. The molasses tanks #1 and #2 measured approximately 14 feet in height, 120 inches in diameter, with domed tops, and single manhole measuring 21 inches in diameter. A rope ladder was used to enter/egress the interior of the tanks and was either attached to the top of the tank or the ceiling bracing of the structure. Access to the tanks from the outside was by ladder to the top of tank #1 the workers would then jump across to tank #2. There is no catwalk and insufficient space to access the top of tank #2 with a ladder. Oxygen levels taken during the course of the investigation in the molasses storage tank #2 was measured and found to be 9.9while carbon dioxide levels were found to be between 56,977 and 97,932 parts per million.The employer did not have any equipment or devices to monitor the atmosphere in the tanks, and used a box fan to ventilate for an hour or two before entering into product tanks. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314025099 Brandon Price 22 M Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, Except Construction 2 314025099 Roy Hillebert 51 M Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, Except Construction 3 314025099 Andrew Cooper 34 M Hospitalized Asphyxia Laborers, Except Construction Accident 200556025 - Asphyxiation Accident 200556025 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 03/12/2010 Inspection: 313029621 Open: 03/16/2010 SIC: 4741 Gatx Corporation On March 12,2010, six employees including employee #1 (deceased) were sent to a repair and maintenance station 3.2 miles from the main company station. These employees were assigned to perform external stenciling and visual verification of the interior of three (3) railcars. Employee #1 had equipped himself with a monitoring meter to perform internal railcar, confined space testing prior to entry. Employee #1 operated a truck crane to remove the manway covers that two other employees unbolted. After the lid was removed employee #1 dismounted the truck crane but left the monitoring meter on the truck crane. Employee #1 mounted and entered, to photograph, two (2) subsequent railcars but did no pre-entry monitoring. Employee #1 was equipped with a cartridge respirator. On the third railcar, again, employee #1 entered the railcar without conducting pre-entry atmospheric monitoring. Employee #1 was in the railcar, took several photos, then preceded to exit up the interior ladder but fell back into the railcar. Another employee (hole watch) was preparing to enter the space but was told not to enter the railcar by the remaining crew members. The employee hole watch yelled down to a crew member to bring him the monitoring meter. He placed the probe into the manway and immediately got a low oxygen alarm. The reading was between 5 and 7.3oxygen. Employee #1 died in the confined space as a result of oxygen deprivation. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313029621 Gatx Corporation 30 M Fatality Asphyxia Accident 201925088 - Asphyxia Accident 201925088 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 02/08/2010 Inspection: 312921158 Open: 02/09/2010 SIC: 1623 Matula &amp; Matula Construction, Inc. Decedent entered a manhole in an abandoned sewer line to remove the cap from a vent line releasing gas fumes. The employee was not wearing any respiratory protection except a bandanna over his nose and mouth when he fell from the ladder, a distance of approximately seven to ten feet. The employer did not have any means of rescuing the employee. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Sewer/water treatment plant Other $500,000 to $1,000,000 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312921158 Erineo Jose Juan 23 M Fatality Asphyxia FallDist: 01 Cause: Backfilling and compacting FatCause: Backfilling and compacting Accident 201857448 - Employee Painting in Sludge Tank Collapsed. Accident 201857448 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 02/03/2010 Inspection: 313187106 Open: 02/04/2010 SIC: 1623 Odle, Inc. Victim gary self, age 52 was inside a sludge tank (approximately 15 ft. Deep / 15x25 ft. Wide) along with co-worker tending the paint hose. Work duty was very light in nature due to self mainly observing the spray paint operation. Preliminary findings by csho included finding out that victim was donning tyvek, suit, gloves and full face-piece apr (resp). Employees allegedly were in and out of the tank during shift and a 3rd employee tended tothe paint truck/equipment. Allegedly self informed co-worker he was going to climb to top of tank and tend to the paint line. They remained in conversation until employee noticed he wasn&apos;t talking any more. Employee turned around and noticed self slumped over agains wall as well as the ladder fallen over. No one observed a fall and according to general contractor, preliminary coroner findings included no signs of blood and leaning toward r uling the death as a heart attack. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Sewer/water treatment plant Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313187106 Gary Self 52 M Fatality Other Painters, Construction and Maintenance FallDist: 30 FatCause: Exterior painting
  • Ladder slide from OTI 1990s Accident 200272128 - Fall From Ladder Accident 200272128 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 06/23/2010 Inspection: 312893449 Open: 06/25/2010 SIC: 5211 Rocke Overhead Doors Inc Employees of Rocke Overhead Doors, Inc., SIC 3442, was repairing a Linear LD050 110v 1/2hp overhead garage door opener on June 23, 2010 at approximately 12:00pm. Employee 1, a 35y/0 male, was replacing the logic board and re-setting the drive chain on a previously installed unit for a 10ft tall garage door. Employee 2 was assisting Employee 1 in his repair functions. The weather was hot and humid, the employees were working in an enclosed garage and sweating profusely. Employee 1 completed the installation of the new logic board and was attempting to re-install the drive chain onto the motor sprocket. Employee 2 was installing the chain on the front sprocket. Both employee were standing on 8ft tall fiberglass stepladders. Employee 2 heard a noise and turned to see Employee 1 shaking and trying to let go of the drive chain. Employee 1 successfully released the drive chaing and then reached up and unplugged the door opener. Employee 2 asked employee 1 if he was ok and then employee 1 went limp, fell from the ladder, and struck his head on the concrete floor. Employee 1 suffered an apparent shock from the energized garage door opener and head injuries from the fall. Employee 1 died as a result of injuries received. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312893449 Leroy Yoder 35 M Fatality Other Laborers, Except Construction FallDist: 14 FallHt: 6 FatCause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work Accident Search Detail Accident 202528378 - Fall From Height Accident 202528378 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 12/28/2010 Inspection: 315260489 Open: 12/29/2010 SIC: 1731 Champion Electrical Services, Inc. On December 29, 2010, about 11:30 hours, CSHO responded from Tampa Area Office, to an accident that occurred in a residential house in Brevard County. At about 1:00 P.M., CSHO arrived at the site and was met by the owner of Champion Electrical Services, Inc., Mr. Champion who informed the CSHO of the worker who died while on a ladder installing recessed light fixture in the living room of the house. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 315260489 Terrance Cox 53 M Fatality Other Electricians FallDist: 30 Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures FatCause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures Accident 201860640 - Electrocution Fatality Accident 201860640 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 11/06/2010 Inspection: 314668674 Open: 11/30/2010 SIC: 1761 Joe Leduff Dba Joe Leduff Construction On or about nov. 16, 2010, an employee of joe leduff dba joe leduff construction suffered an electrocution while attempting to resposition an aluminum step ladder. The ladder inadvertently came into contact with an 8 kv powerhose. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314668674 Luis Ochoa Rodriquez 24 M Fatality Electric Shock FallDist: 09 Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other) Accident 200151538 - Electrocution Accident 200151538 -- Report ID: 0214700 -- Event Date: 11/05/2010 Inspection: 314913567 Open: 11/16/2010 SIC: 1521 Juan C Parada At approximately 1350 on 11/05/10, employee, Mr. Darwin Antonio Samayoa, was installing a new residential gutter system at 81 Morton Blvd., Plainview, NY. The employee was working on a ladder near live overhead power lines. While maneuvering a 32&apos; metal extension ladder, Mr. Samayoa contacted the overhead power lines, resulting in electrocution. The employee was pronounced dead at 1454. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314913567 Antonio Samayoa 21 M Fatality Electric Shock Construction Trades, N.E.C. FallDist: 09 Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other) FatCause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other) Accident 202469268 - Electrocution Accident 202469268 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 11/04/2010 Inspection: 314822800 Open: 11/04/2010 SIC: 0761 Andrade Farm Labor On November 4, 2010, at approximately 1330 hours, an avocado picker, twenty-two (22) years of age suffered a fatal electrical shock as a result of starting to climb a 32 foot aluminum extension ladder placed against an upper branch of an avocado tree that made contact with a 16,000 volt overhead electrical line. The Division was notified of the accident on November 4, 2010 at approximately 1430 hours by the Employer, Andrade Farm Labor, and initiated an inspection on November 4, 2010 at 1630 hours. The employer involved in the accident, Andrade Farm Labor, is a farm labor contractor that employs between 1-78 employees during their season, which runs from February through November. Employees harvest avocados on privately owned ranches from Carpinteria to Goleta using aluminum extension ladders, picking poles and clippers. The employee was just finishing up his second season working for Andrade Farm Labor as an avocado picker. The accident occurred on R. E. Hall Ranch, an avocado ranch located at 4189 Foothill Road in Carpinteria, CA. At the time of the accident, the employee had just placed his 32 foot aluminum extension ladder up against an upper branch of an avocado tree and then placed his left hand and right foot on the ladder to ascend the ladder. With the weight of the employee on the ladder, the ladder came in contact with a 16,000 volt overhead electrical line that was approximately 27 feet off the ground. There were 3 electrical lines running off the power poles located in the orchard to power wind machines and wells. Summerland Fire Department, paramedics and Santa Barbara County Sheriff&apos;s Department responded to the 911 call. The victim was pronounced dead at the accident site after medical personnel attempted to revive him. Santa Barbara Coroner&apos;s office picked up the body. The Division issued a Serious citation for 3455(a) due to the supervisor not inspecting the work area to determine if high-voltage lines were located in areas that may expose employees to electrical hazards. The Division also issued a Serious Accident Related citation for 3279(c)(11) for using portable metal ladders in the vicinity of electrical circuits where they may come in contact with them. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314822800 Victor Mora Mayo 22 M Fatality Electric Shock Laborers, Except Construction Accident 200272201 - Fall Accident 200272201 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 10/13/2010 Inspection: 314847294 Open: 10/13/2010 SIC: 1711 Baker Mechanical, Inc. Dba Baker Group Baker Mechanical, Inc. SIC: 1711 On October 13, 2010, at approximately 9:30 am a 35 year old male was killed as a result of an electrocution when he contacted a 460 volt electrical panel while in the process of installing some static tubing. The employee, an English speaking male laborer was working from a ladder leaned up against a newly installed air handling unit. The employee opened the panel door to install static tubing when he came in contact with the live electrical wires entering the 460 volt electrical panel. The employee was working at a height at approximately 11 feet. This was a normal routine portion of the employee&apos;s job and was performed frequently. The employee had been employed as a laborer by this company as a fourth year apprentice and had performed this task on previous jobs. The climate daily report from the National Weather Service in Lincoln Illinois indicated that the high temperature for the day was 68 degrees. The highest wind speed for the day was 15 mph and the highest wind gust speed 24 mph. the highest wind direction was out of the North and the highest gust direction was out of the North. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 11 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314847294 Denver Smith 35 M Fatality Electric Shock Accident 200103729 - Employee Was Electrocuted While Working on Live Electrical Accident 200103729 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 08/20/2010 Inspection: 314808437 Open: 08/23/2010 SIC: 7021 Ambling Management Company On August 20, 2010, at approximately 11:15 am, Two employees of Ambling Companies, Inc. were preforming maintenance on the outside lights of an apartment complex. The employees had covered the photo cell to ensure the lights would work as they made their way around the complex to fix them. When they came to the light that was located on the West side of building 100, employee #1 was standing on an aluminum ladder working on the light fixture, the other employee #2 was on the ground. Employee #1 was electrocuted when he was attemping to replace a transformer and capacitor within the light that was engerized. Employee #2 heard Employee #1 yell out then saw him hit the ground. Employee #2 immediately felt for a pulse but found none and called 911. The emÕployee was working on engerized electric and no LOTO was used. Weather was sunny and clear and was not a factor. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314808437 David Phibbs 49 M Fatality Electric Shock Accident 200776037 - Electrocution Accident 200776037 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 08/03/2010 Inspection: 314731704 Open: 08/03/2010 SIC: 1761 A. Jacevicius &amp; Co.,Inc. Three employees were uprighting a 32 foot ladder type shingle hoist in close proximity to power lines. The ground was sloped toward the over head power lines, when the ladder became vertical it the employees lost control while contacting the power lines. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 22 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314731704 Jakub Murcina 24 M Fatality Electric Shock FallDist: 09 Cause: Roofing FatCause: Roofing Accident 202609368 - Contact With Electrical Source Accident 202609368 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/09/2010 Inspection: 313509549 Open: 07/09/2010 SIC: 0761 Gold Grower Services Inc On July 9, 2010 at approximately 5:35 a.m. an employee sustained fatal injuries to multiple body parts when the 20 foot aluminum ladder he was in contact with contacted energized 12kV circuit overhead power line(s). The employee was transported to Hemet Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 6:39 am. The Division was notified of the injury on July 9, 2010 at approximately 12:30 p.m. by the Riverside County Coroner&apos;s Office. The District Manager assigned the accident investigation to me on July 9, 2010. The site was a grapefruit orchard. The deceased was an employee of the employer. The deceased was a picker. The supervisor stated that the accident happened about five minutes after arriving on site. The supervisor stated that the deceased was on the second tree (in the row) when the accident happened. The supervisor stated that the deceased had already picked three bags of fruit and put them in the crate. The supervisor stated that (at this time) he was about a 100 feet away where the (wooden) crates were (located). The supervisor stated that he saw the high-voltage line moving and that he heard a metal on metal sound for about 1 second. The supervisor stated that when he arrived at the side the deceased he was unconscious, shaking like he was in shock, and had no reaction to people speaking to him. The supervisor stated that he called 911 and then went to the paved road (Bautista Canyon) to meet the ambulance. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313509549 Pablo Padilla-Ayala 31 M Fatality Electric Shock Farm Workers Accident 201321585 - Employee Struck Overhead Power Lines With Ladder Accident 201321585 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 06/30/2010 Inspection: 312980568 Open: 06/30/2010 SIC: 1761 Family One An employee was moving a ladder fully extended to the rear of the building when the top of the ladder came into contact with the overhead power lines. The ladder was missing the rope on the pully to close the ladder easily. The employee suffered from severe burns to the chest, was taken to the hospital. He past away a week later. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 22 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312980568 Claudio Ribeiro 37 M Fatality Electric Shock FallDist: 09 Cause: Installing metal siding FatCause: Installing metal siding Accident 202005377 - Electrocution Accident 202005377 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 06/29/2010 Inspection: 314228610 Open: 07/01/2010 SIC: 4841 Comcast of Southeast Pa, Llc On 6/29/10 an employee (V1) was conducting troubleshooting and repair work to communication lines. He used a fiberglass ladder to gain access to the cables at a wooden telephone pole. An uninsulated 4000 volt power line that had been attached to the very top of this pole had its support brace broken off during a previous storm. Without this support brace the power line sagged down to the level where V1 was working. This power line was not in contact with the pole or any other lines. It was in fact approximately 2.5 feet away from the pole. V1 was doing his work while in between the power line and his ladder. At some point, with his back in contact with or close proximity to the exposed and energized power line, he also made contact with a second path for which current could flow. This path was completed via his left hand. Burns to both his back and left hand were evident. V1 died as the result of his contact with the power line. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314228610 John Adams 38 M Fatality Electric Shock Accident 200556140 - Electrocution Accident 200556140 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 06/13/2010 Inspection: 313030728 Open: 06/14/2010 SIC: 1761 Clifford-Lee &amp; Associates Employees were preparing to install new rain gutters on a rear of the building. One employee was tasked with retrieving the aluminum ladder from the truck. The employee carried the ladder in a near vertical manner as he made his way back to the worksite. In doing so, the aluminum ladder came in contact with the 7620 volt line located nearby and this contact resulted in the electrocution of the employee. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313030728 Nathan Casey 32 M Fatality Electric Shock Accident 200358505 - Electrical Shock Accident 200358505 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 06/10/2010 Inspection: 313217895 Open: 06/10/2010 SIC: 1721 Francisco Campos Dba Paco Painting Employees were moving a 40 ft aluminum extension ladder when it toppled over into electrical power lines. THe lines were operating at 24Kv phase to phase. When the ladder contacted the line it caused a fireball to erupt at the base of the ladder. Victim 1 and 2 were holding the ladder. Victim 3 and 4 were standing within 2 feet of victim 1 &amp; 2. CPR wa performed on Victims 1 &amp; 2, however victim 1 died at the hospital 4 days later. Victim 2 is still hospitalized at a burn center. Victim 3 &amp; 4 were treated and released from local hospitals with burns. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 32 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313217895 Francisco Tovar 33 M Fatality Electric Shock Painters, Construction and Maintenance FallDist: 11 FatCause: Exterior painting 2 313217895 Julio Campos 19 M Hospitalized Electric Shock Painters, Construction and Maintenance FallDist: 11 FatCause: Exterior painting 3 313217895 Luis Alcatila-Estrad 30 M Hospitalized Electric Shock Painters, Construction and Maintenance FallDist: 11 FatCause: Exterior painting 4 313217895 Joe Tapia 18 M Hospitalized Electric Shock Painters, Construction and Maintenance FallDist: 11 FatCause: Exterior painting Accident 200678092 - Electrocution Accident 200678092 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 06/08/2010 Inspection: 314263054 Open: 06/08/2010 SIC: 0782 Diego Landscaping Services, Inc. On Tuesday, 6/8/2010, at approximately 12:30pm, a 42 year old Hispanic male was working from a mango tree when his pruner made contact with the overhead powerline located adjacent to the tree. The employee had been employed as a landscaper since June of 2009. The employee was in the process of cutting down all the mangos from the tree. The employee was found approximately 12 to 14 feet above the ground laying on his side between two branches of the mango tree. The employee did not have any means of fall protection while working from the tree. There was a 12&apos; fiberglass &amp;quot;A&amp;quot; frame ladder standing next to the tree which the victim used to gain access. There were two other employees and one supervisor working at the apartment complex, but neither observed the employee working from the tree. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314263054 Alfredo Lopez 42 M Fatality Electric Shock Accident 201523537 - An Employee Was Electrocuted When the Ladder Hit A Power Lin Accident 201523537 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 06/07/2010 Inspection: 314295676 Open: 06/01/2010 SIC: 1799 Premier Maid Service, Inc. Site address: 65 Point Beach Dr Milford, CT Csho was contacted by AAD Z4067 of a possible 2 person FAT. Csho contacted the Milford Fired Dept (MFD). Csho was briefed by Chief Moore of the condition and waited for Csho. Upon arrival there were representatives of the news media, Milford Fire and Police Departments and UI. Later to join was the mediocolegal death investigator (MDI). Chief Moore stated that the deceased was Mr. Victor Larranaga, EE2 of 17 Linen Ave Bridgeport, CT. The other employee is Hevardo Macquez who was transported to Bridgeport Hospital for burn treatment and injuries and was released on June 3, 2010. The decrease&apos;s identify was later confirmed by the MDI, Alfredo Camargo. Chief Moore explained from eye witnesses&apos; reports that the 2 employees had been power washing the 3 story home all day. The employees were soaking wet. It was explained that the employees had tied a 40 ft aluminum ladder to 2 other small aluminum extension ladders (&amp;quot;daisy chain&amp;quot;) to extend the ladder approximately 40ft. The employees were working on the second tier of the home trying to access the upper most area in the peak of the triangle. EE1 was on the ladder and came down while EE2 took the ladder to move it and it is believed that EE2 lost his hold and the ladder went back hitting the primary conductive power line which was approximately 13, 800 Volts. The MFD&apos;s report number is 10-03312. The home owner contacted Premier Maintenance Inc to perform power washing of all eaves, some caulking of windows, and to touch up with varnish on eaves as needed. The building is a 2.5 story 3700-3800 sq ft home. The 2 employees came out to power wash the house with several metal (aluminum) ladders and while elevated (over 18 feet from the ground below) on upper level of the house, the employee was moving a &amp;quot;daisy chained&amp;quot; ladder when the ladder swayed back and hit a 13,800 Volt power line. The first employee tried to help the first and was knocked to the ground and was taken to the hospital for treatment at the burn unit. The second employee was electrocuted. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 3 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314295676 Victor Larranaga 33 M Fatality Electric Shock Painters, Construction and Maintenance FallDist: 09 FatCause: Exterior painting Accident 201321601 - Electrocution Accident 201321601 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 05/28/2010 Inspection: 312980998 Open: 05/28/2010 SIC: 1721 Chalfont Custom Painting Two workers were cutting down and pruning trees. One worker was working from an aluminium extension ladder propped against a large tree. The worker was using a 15 foot aluminum painter&apos;s roller extension pole with a bungied hook to try and snag entangled vines. During this process, the metal pole made contact with or nearly missed a 2400 volt overhead power line. Electricity proceeded down the pole, shocking the worker, who fell from the ladder to the ground. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Contractor&apos;s yard/facility Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312980998 Zdzislaw Jarema 44 M Fatality Electric Shock Painters, Construction and Maintenance FallDist: 09 Cause: Landscaping FatCause: Landscaping Accident 170791057 - Fall From Fiberglass Portable Ladder At 15 Feet High Accident 170791057 -- Report ID: 0257250 -- Event Date: 03/29/2010 Inspection: 313742017 Open: 03/29/2010 SIC: 4812 J A F Company Telephone Contractor While an employee was instaling a telephone line near live electrical lines of 4,160 volt, he received an electrical shock, fall from 10-15 feet and died. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313742017 Israel Caquias 62 M Fatality Electric Shock Telephone Operators Accident 201773496 - Electrocution Accident 201773496 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 03/25/2010 Inspection: 314211277 Open: 03/26/2010 SIC: 1761 Aim Construction, Llp Two employees were moving an aluminum ladder. One of them was electrocuted when the ladder came in contact with overhead power lines. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair $250,000 to $500,000 2 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314211277 Pavel Pielko 42 M Fatality Electric Shock Roofers FallDist: 10 FatCause: Roofing
  • Accident 201345485 - Flash Fire - Sawdust Accident 201345485 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 09/08/2010 Inspection: 314030131 Open: 09/09/2010 SIC: 2431 Woodwork Manufacturing &amp; Supply, Inc. Employee #1 and Employee #2 observed a small amount of smoke trailing from the top of the cyclone on the dust collection system. The dust collection system, located outside of the facility, serviced woodworking machinery. The local fire department had been called and while waiting for the fire department to arrive, the employees decided to open the gates on the bottom of the hopper bin and empty the contents of the bin onto the ground. Employee #1 climbed the ladder accessing the platform where the hydraulic control for the gates was located. Employee #1 opened the gates a little ways first before opening the gates most of the way. The contents of the hopper bin fell to the ground and dust bellowed up around the hopper bin on both sides. The dust cloud ignited and Employee #1 was engulfed in the flash fire. Employee #1 ran/jumped from the platform to the concrete approximately 13 feet below. Employee #2 attempted to put the fire out on Employee #1 by patting him and rolling him on the ground. Employee #1 was conscious and coherent when he was transported by EMS to the hospital. Employee #1 was air evacuated to Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, KS where he later died. Employee #2 was taken to a local hospital and treated for burns to his hands before being released. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314030131 Kevin Wayne Lewis 46 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) 2 314030131 Randall L. Cummins 50 M Non Hospitalized Burn/Scald(Heat) Accident 200290302 - Firefighter Fall From Silo Explosion Accident 200290302 -- Report ID: 0253670 -- Event Date: 04/11/2010 Inspection: 313563991 Open: 04/12/2010 SIC: 9224 Sackets Harbor Vill Fire Dept Station #1 Fire fighter died during a fire call at a farm with a burning silo. Fire fighter was on the ladder of the silo, when the silo exploded. The fire fighter was thrown or fell to the ground from approximately 15/20 feet. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313563991 Garrett Loomis 26 M Fatality Concussion
  • Accident 202005393 - Fall From Ladder Accident 202005393 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 09/15/2010 Inspection: 314230210 Open: 09/16/2010 SIC: 5063 Honey, Fix It.Inc Employee was attempting to perform exterior painting when he was harassed by bees or wasps and fell from a ladder while protecting/defending himself. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314230210 Felipe Perez Garcia 33 M Fatality Other Painters, Construction and Maintenance Accident 314492398 - Insect Bite Accident 314492398 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 05/10/2010 Inspection: 314492398 Open: 05/11/2010 SIC: 1761 Baillie Roofing &amp; Construction Inc. The employee was taking measurements for a re-roofing job estimate. Additionally, he used a ladder to climb on the 1st story roof of a 2 story family residence. While taking measurements Mr. Carey was stung by a wasp. Furthermore, the employee climb down from the roof and proceed to the company vehicle and self administered medication. According to Mr. Bob Troxell, president of Baillie Roofing &amp; Construction, Inc., Mr. Carey did not responded to the medication which lead to the fatality. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 20 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314492398 Jeff D. Carey 60 M Fatality Other FallDist: 30 Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities) FatCause: Roofing
  • Accident 200041663 - Fall to Lower Level Accident 200041663 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 06/22/2010 Inspection: 314598699 Open: 06/23/2010 SIC: 3993 Epnm Inc.- Electrical Products Co. Employee fell to the ground when the hydraulic ram piston supporting the ladder on his ladder truck broke. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314598699 Michael Benally 46 M Fatality Other Designers
  • -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200263861 - Employee Fell Approximately 240 Feet From A Cell Phone Tower Accident 200263861 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 05/28/2010 Inspection: 314489097 Open: 05/29/2010 SIC: 1731 Paul Construction Company Llc An employee was descending a cell phone tower at the approximate height 240 feet when he lost his footing and fell to the ground. The employee had been working with a crew of four at the top of the tower where they were installing six new antennas along with the cabling and associated equipment. The employee was the first of the four to descend the tower via the ladder. The employee was using a cable brake system that was attached to the towers integrated safety cable. When the employee slipped the cable brake did not hold and the employee fell. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition Under $50,000 250 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314489097 Ethan Hutchinson 18 M Fatality Other FallDist: 14 FallHt: 240 FatCause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
  • Accident 200452779 - Fall From Ladder Accident 200452779 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 12/03/2010 Inspection: 315111807 Open: 12/13/2010 SIC: 1799 Air Control Dj, Llc. Air Control DJ, LLC. had been contracted to manufacture and install welding exhaust hood systems over two robotic welding cells at the Saehaesung Tier 1 auto parts plant in Andalusia, AL. The victim was working with another Air Control DJ, LLC. employee installing sheet metal on the frame of the exhaust hood over one of the robotic cells. The victim and the other employee were working off of aluminum extension ladders that were leaning against the exhaust hood frame. The edge of the frame was 11 feet high. The victim and the other employee were drilling and screwing down the sheet metal to the frame of the exhaust hood. The victim&apos;s co- worker ran out of screws and stopped work, went down his ladder and walked approximately 60 feet to where the screws were in a box, picked up some screws and walked back to his ladder. When the employee returned to his ladder he noticed that the victim&apos;s ladder was slid back but he didn&apos;t see the victim. The employee looked down on the floor and found the victim laying face down with his head bleeding. The employee ran to one of the nearby Saehaesung employees and told them that there had been an accident and that an ambulance was needed. An ambulance was called and arrived on scene and transported the victim to a local hospital in Andalusia. The victim was later transferred to a Pensacola Florida hospital for further treatment where he later passed away. The employer failed to provide a training program for each employee who used ladders that enabled each employee to recognize hazards related to ladders. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Manufacturing plant New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 11 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 315111807 Sang Doo Lee 46 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Sheetmetal Duct Installers FallDist: 14 FallHt: 11 FatCause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work Accident 170786099 - Fall From Ladder Accident 170786099 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 11/16/2010 Inspection: 314534413 Open: 11/30/2010 SIC: 0179 Ramiro Medrano Sandoval Dba Ramiro Medrano Ranch An employee was working as a farm laborer picking olives. The employee was approximately 7 to 8 feet high on an aluminum agricultural ladder. The employee fell along with the ladder to the ground. A branch of the tree had a part that broke off. Employee sustained at least one fracture to leg. Employee entered hospital and had surgery on his leg. Employee was discharged from hospital and returned home. Employee returned to hospital a few days later for complications. After returning to hospital, the employee passed away a few days later. Medical determination of cause of death is under investigation. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314534413 Juvenal Reynoso 48 M Fatality Fracture Farm Workers Accident 200625929 - Fall Accident 200625929 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 10/28/2010 Inspection: 314946617 Open: 10/28/2010 SIC: 1761 Gerardo Tellez Mendoza Victim: Miguel Quintero DOB: 9/26/85 The victim, a laborer, was working from a 32-foot extension ladder. He was standing on the ladder at an approximate height of 16 feet, near the eave of the roof. The victim&apos;s co-workers were on the roof, removing the shingles and other roofing debris. As the victim&apos;s co-workers removed the debris, they slid it down the roof to the victim, who would grab the debris and throw it into the bed of their truck, which was parked in the drive way below. For some unknown reason, the ladder that the victim was working on started sliding. The victim pushed off from the ladder and landed face first on the sidewalk below. He died shortly thereafter. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314946617 Miguel Quintero 25 M Fatality Fracture FallDist: 14 FallHt: 16 Cause: Roofing FatCause: Roofing Accident 202612099 - Fall From Extension Ladder Accident 202612099 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 06/16/2010 Inspection: 119680197 Open: 06/21/2010 SIC: 5431 Daylight Foods, Inc On June 16, 2010, at approximately 1:00pm employee (Facilities Manager) was descended a Louisville 24 foot extension ladder from above overhead area, when the ladder slipped out causing a fall of approximately 12 feet to the concrete surface. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 119680197 Raul Dominguez 53 M Fatality Other Janitors and Cleaners
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  • Transcript of "Ladders 5 31 11"

    1. 1. Ladder Safety Too many falls! Draft 5 31 2011
    2. 2. Deaths <ul><li>101 deaths involving ladders by OSHA in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1000 ladder related deaths since 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>164,000 emergency room-treated injuries in the U.S. relating to ladders. (CPSC) </li></ul>
    3. 3. These Deaths Were Preventable <ul><li>When using a ladder, these are the FIVE largest risks among many: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shock from Powerline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Securement of Ladder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working off Ladders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confined Spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All of these are preventable </li></ul>If proper access is not provided, people get creative. Never use a pallet as a work platform!
    4. 4. Accident Causation Factors <ul><li>91 falls: 1 same surface, 2 under six feet, 16 fell 6-10 feet, 35 fell 11-20 feet, 14 fell 21-30 feet, 0 fell 31-40 feet, 4 fell over 40 feet. 19 were unknown distance </li></ul><ul><li>11 Electrocutions: 9 powerlines, outside lighting, 277 lighting inside. </li></ul><ul><li>5 Collapses: 5 confined spaces </li></ul><ul><li>1 Fire while on Ladder 1 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Insect bites </li></ul><ul><li>2 Struck by: crane counterweight, struck by crane walkway </li></ul><ul><li>1 Explosion: Silo exploded threw employee off </li></ul><ul><li>(note: some were shock then a fall. Both were counted then. Same for struck by) </li></ul>
    5. 6. Planning <ul><li>Sometimes it takes a lot of work to do things wrong. </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of fall hazards using the hierarchy of controls should be performed by all companies. </li></ul>
    6. 7. Hierarchy of Fall Protection <ul><li>Elimination – such as Cameras to monitor work. Elimination through design </li></ul><ul><li>Passive Fall Protection – Guardrails, Covers </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Fall Restraint </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Control – such as climber training, warning systems </li></ul><ul><li>Fall Arrest </li></ul>Cameras used to monitor locations.
    7. 8. Injury Prevention Basics <ul><li>Management Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Hazard Prevention and Control </li></ul><ul><li>Education and Training </li></ul><ul><li>Program Evaluation and Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and coordination on multi-employer sites </li></ul><ul><li>These principles are adopted and recognized by… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2100 VPP Companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1600 SHARPs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1926.20, 1926.21 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1910.119 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ANSI Z9.10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OHSAS 18001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>States AR, CA, LA, HI, MN, MT NV, NH, NY, OR, WA </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. Training <ul><li>Train workers: </li></ul><ul><li>When to use a ladder vs. aerial lift </li></ul><ul><li>How to inspect a ladder </li></ul><ul><li>Proper setup of ladders </li></ul><ul><li>Fall protection required for fixed ladders. </li></ul>
    9. 10. Training <ul><li>Employers must provide a training program for each employee using ladders and stairways. The program must enable each employee to recognize hazards related to ladders and stairways and to use proper procedures to minimize these hazards. For example, employers must ensure that each employee is trained by a competent person in the following areas, as applicable: </li></ul><ul><li>The nature of fall hazards in the work area; </li></ul><ul><li>The correct procedures for erecting, maintaining, and disassembling the fall protection systems to be used; </li></ul><ul><li>The proper construction, use, placement, and care in handling of all stairways and ladders; and </li></ul><ul><li>The maximum intended load-carrying capacities of ladders used. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, retraining must be provided for each employee, as necessary, so that the employee maintains the understanding and knowledge acquired through compliance with the standard. 1926.1060(a) and (b) </li></ul>
    10. 11. Ladder Safety - Prevention <ul><li>Climbing and descending: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check to see if ladder is secure. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have both hands free to hold on to the ladder, or at least one hand. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Face the ladder when climbing or descending </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep the area around the top and bottom of ladders clear. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only one person on a ladder! </li></ul></ul>
    11. 12. Is a Ladder a Work Platform? <ul><li>Many accidents occur while a person is working from the ladder. </li></ul><ul><li>Is there an alternative? </li></ul>
    12. 13. BRAINSTORM! Change a Fluorescent Light Bulb Exercise
    13. 14. Three Step Procedure & Exercise <ul><li>Identify each major step of the job task </li></ul><ul><li>List the hazard(s) to each major step </li></ul><ul><li>Determine the control(s) that would prevent an accident for each hazard identified </li></ul><ul><li>Break into groups </li></ul><ul><li>List only three steps, hazards, control for changing a fluorescent light bulb </li></ul><ul><li>Go!!! (5 minutes) </li></ul>
    14. 15. Job Safety Analysis - Blank form - Copy for use at the workplace happens? the job sale? Date and signoff Who will make sure it What can be done to make What could harm someone? Break the job down into steps Number Completion Persons responsible Risk control Hazard Work activity Item
    15. 16. Changing A Light Bulb Ballast <ul><li>Event Date: 08/19/2009 </li></ul><ul><li>An employee was on an aluminum ladder over twenty five feet from the ground when working on replacing a ballast for a 400 watt mercury light bulb. </li></ul><ul><li>The power supply line was energized. </li></ul><ul><li>The circuit breaker for the lighting fixture was tripped. </li></ul><ul><li>The employee fell off the ladder. </li></ul><ul><li>The employee was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. </li></ul>
    16. 17. Post Job Hazard Analysis <ul><li>What do I do next ? </li></ul><ul><li>Correct the unsafe conditions and processes. </li></ul><ul><li>Train all employees who do the job on the changes </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure they understand the changes </li></ul><ul><li>Assign additional needed actions/follow-ups </li></ul>
    17. 18. Step Ladders <ul><li>Used on stable surface </li></ul><ul><li>Not used as a ext. ladder </li></ul><ul><li>Inspected for defects </li></ul><ul><li>Never used on a scaffold </li></ul>
    18. 19. Step Ladders <ul><li>Inspected for defects </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure stability latches are engaged </li></ul><ul><li>What’s wrong here? </li></ul>
    19. 20. Is There an Alternative to Ladders?
    20. 21. Extension Ladder <ul><li>4:1 Pitch </li></ul><ul><li>3’ extension above landing </li></ul><ul><li>Not near electrical </li></ul><ul><li>Secured from slipping </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most common ladder falls are from these. </li></ul>
    21. 22. Extension Ladder <ul><li>Inspect for defects </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Ladder feet set correctly </li></ul><ul><li>Consider eliminating working from these and just use for access. </li></ul><ul><li>Worker must not lean their belly button past side rails or they will lose there balance </li></ul>Ladder is too short
    22. 23. Transitions <ul><li>Many falls are transition from ladder to surface such as floor or roof. </li></ul><ul><li>Ladder not extending over the edge 3 feet </li></ul>
    23. 24. Fixed Ladder <ul><li>Stairs should be in place if used everyday. 1910.24 </li></ul><ul><li>Use fall arrest while climbing </li></ul><ul><li>Keep lanyard short to 12 inches if possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Inspect ladder for looseness and proper rails to roof </li></ul>
    24. 25. Fixed Ladder <ul><li>Roof ladders will need fall arrest above 20 feet in length. </li></ul><ul><li>2003 fatal climbing a 40 foot fixed ladder w/o fall arrest in Morris, IL </li></ul>
    25. 26. Ladders on Machinery <ul><li>Can ladder be dislodged? </li></ul><ul><li>Is scaffold feasible? </li></ul><ul><li>What other hazards? </li></ul>
    26. 27. Pull Down Ladders <ul><li>Inspect for securement </li></ul><ul><li>Weak springs means it will come down fast </li></ul><ul><li>Wear hard hat when pulling down </li></ul>
    27. 28. Scaffold and Ladders <ul><li>OSHA has specific rules for ladders and scaffolds </li></ul><ul><li>1910.28 or 1926.451 for scaffolds </li></ul><ul><li>1910.25, 1910.26, 1910.27 and 1926.1030 for ladders </li></ul><ul><li>Read manufacturer’s rules! </li></ul>
    28. 29. Ladder Stands <ul><li>Inspect for stability and no broken welds. </li></ul><ul><li>Use as work platform vs. a step ladder. </li></ul><ul><li>Does the ladder stand move when on it? </li></ul>
    29. 30. Confined Space <ul><li>Many ladder falls are due to environment causing the person to fall. </li></ul><ul><li>Any underground structure could have a lack of oxygen. </li></ul><ul><li>Test the air!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Follow 1910.146 for confined spaced. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan for Rescue! </li></ul>
    30. 31. Powerlines <ul><li>Aluminum Conducts Electricity </li></ul><ul><li>Fiberglass is not perfect. </li></ul><ul><li>If you touch a live circuit and a grounded surface you will be shocked. </li></ul>This is an unsafe condition
    31. 32. Fire and Ladders <ul><li>Determine if there is a potential for fire under the ladder </li></ul><ul><li>Wind Towers, dust collectors, flammable tanks and silos are locations where the ladder may have a fire at the bottom. </li></ul>
    32. 33. Insects <ul><li>Bees and wasps cause workers to fall. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider using stair platform or aerial lift. </li></ul><ul><li>Wear PPE </li></ul><ul><li>Consider using a professional exterminator. </li></ul>
    33. 34. Ladder Trucks <ul><li>Follow manufacturer inspection and look for leaking fluids. </li></ul><ul><li>Powerlines are source of many electrocution </li></ul><ul><li>Do not overload the ladder. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure fall protection is used or built in. </li></ul>
    34. 35. Cell Towers <ul><li>No Free Climbing. </li></ul><ul><li>Wear fall arrest designed for the access. </li></ul>
    35. 36. Ladder Securement <ul><li>Portable ladders must be secured against movement while in use. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many commercial products that will help. </li></ul><ul><li>1926.1053(b)(1) </li></ul>
    36. 37. Unstable surfaces <ul><li>Slip-resistant feet must not be used as a substitute for the care in placing, lashing, or holding a ladder upon a slippery surface. 1926.1053 (b)(7) </li></ul>
    37. 38. Height Requirement <ul><li>A ladder (or stairway) must be provided at all work points of access where there is a break in elevation of 19 inches (48.2 centimeters) or more except if a suitable ramp, runway, embankment, or personnel hoist is provided to give safe access to all elevations. 1926.1051(a) </li></ul>
    38. 39. CPSC Safety Tips <ul><li>Use a ladder that is the proper length for the job. Proper length is a minimum of 3 feet extending over the roofline or working surface. The three top rungs of a straight, single or extension ladder should not be stood on. </li></ul><ul><li>All metal ladders should have slip-resistant feet. </li></ul><ul><li>Never leave a raised ladder unattended. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow use instruction labels on ladders </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the weight your ladder is supporting does not exceed its maximum load rating (user plus materials). </li></ul><ul><li>The ground under the ladder should be level and firm. Large flat wooden boards braced under the ladder can level a ladder on uneven ground or soft ground. A good practice is to have a helper hold the bottom of the ladder. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not place a ladder in front of a door that is not locked, blocked or guarded. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your body centered between the rails of the ladder at all times. Do not lean too far to the side while working. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not step on the top step, bucket shelf or attempt to climb or stand on the rear section of a stepladder. </li></ul>
    39. 40. Resources <ul><li>http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/construction/falls/4ladders.html </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.wernerladder.com /safety/   </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.osha.gov/Publications/portable_ladder_qc.html </li></ul><ul><li>ANSI A14.1-14.5 series. </li></ul><ul><li>And…..(next slide) </li></ul>
    40. 41. Is a ladder the solution?
    41. 42. Further <ul><li>This was prepared as a collaborative effort several friends as a preliminary aid for anyone teaching basic ladder safety. </li></ul><ul><li>These are just some the issues. A comprehensive job hazard analysis should be conducted for any task where someone can get hurt. </li></ul><ul><li>This is not an official OSHA publication. Those will be on the OSHA.gov website. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] is my email if you see any errors </li></ul><ul><li>312-353-5977 </li></ul><ul><li>I want to thank Pamela Huck, Janet S. and Lisa Kane for all their assistance in answering questions and providing comments. </li></ul>
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