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Worker falls from step ladder

Description

Presents the findings of an investigation into a workplace fatality in the business personal and professional services sector that occurred in April, 2013. While repairing a door opener in the garage, the worker fell eight feet off of a ladder. The worker was transferred to the hospital where he later died of his injuries. See the usage considerations section of this record for more information about OHS work site investigations.

Updated

August 17, 2015

Tags
business personal and professional services sector occupational fatalities workplace fatalities workplace fatality investigations workplace fatality reports

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

11 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Human Services
Publisher

Human Services

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Spatial Coverage

Sherwood Park

Start Date

2013-04-24

End Date

2013-04-24

Resource Dates

Date Created

2015-08-17

Date Added

2018-01-17T16:40:06.540350

Date Modified

2015-08-17

Date Issued

2015-11-17

Audience information

Identifiers

Local Identifier

F-OHS-040560-EB544

Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) investigates serious incidents, including fatalities, which occur at work sites that fall under provincial OHS legislation. After a serious incident or fatality takes place at a work site, OHS officers investigate the work site to determine the causes and circumstances of the incident or fatality. OHS prepares an investigation report summarizing the incident and then conducts an enforcement action review of the investigation, to determine if the incident file should be submitted to Alberta Justice for consideration for prosecution. OHS publishes the fatality investigation report online only after investigations and all court proceedings, if any, are completed.

Contact

Contact Name

Occupational Health and Safety. Investigation Unit

Contact Email

whs@gov.ab.ca

Contact Other

Phone 1-866-415-8690 (toll-free)