Temporary Worker Fell from a Fixed Ladder inside a Building Being Renovated - Massachusetts
Massachusetts Case Report: 13MA026
Release Date: June 26, 2015
On August 30, 2013, a 58-year-old male laborer (victim) employed by a staffing agency and placed with a commercial builder/property manager (host employer) fell from a fixed ladder. The victim was standing on the fixed ladder while helping the superintendent of the host employer place filters on a roof when he fell approximately 17 feet to the concrete floor below. The host employer’s superintendent did not see the victim fall, but heard a crash and turned around to find the victim on the floor behind him. He then placed a call for emergency medical services (EMS). EMS, the fire department and the local police arrived at the incident location within minutes. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries two days later.