Alert 01 – 19 Fatality – Fall from Derrick Ladder


A fatality occurred when an employee fell from a derrick ladder while descending from the 86-foot level to the 74-foot level after changing a fluorescent light bulb. The employee had reached the last two rungs of the vertical ladder at the 74-foot platform level when he fell backwards. He passed through the space between the bottom of the safety cage and the top of the handrail, and fell to the pipe deck.

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