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Man dies after falling off ladder

Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:22 AM EST Updated: Nov 23, 2012 11:40 AM EST
HILLSBORO, OR (KPTV) -

A man in his 50s died after falling off a ladder while doing Home remodeling work.

It happened just before 3 p.m. Thursday at a house on Northeast 74th Avenue in Hillsboro.

The man was about 15 feet up on his ladder when it started to slide, a co-worker on an adjacent ladder tried to catch him but couldn't.

The man landed on concrete and died at the scene.

His identity has not been released.

Nobody was inside the Home at the time.

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Man dies after falling off ladder in McDonough County

Posted: Dec 06, 2012 10:46 AM EST
(WGEM) -- A 36-year-old man from Tennessee, Illinois, is dead after falling from a ladder in rural McDonough County.
 
The McDonough County Coroner's Office says Anthony Williams died Tuesday afternoon after suffering traumatic injuries to his head, face and upper chest.
 
Authorities say Williams was exchanging wiring from one utility pole to another when the accident happened.

Man dies after falling off ladder
Posted: 09.25.2009 at 7:17 PM

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JACKSONVILLE, IL -- A Morgan County man has died after falling 20 feet from a ladder at his Home on Thursday.

The Morgan County coroner says 42-year-old Victor Brown of Timbercreek subdivision near Lake Jacksonville was cleaning his gutters, when he fell on a concrete patio.

Brown was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

He died from extensive head trauma.

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Home inspector falls off ladder, hits concrete floor

A 57-year-old man took an 8-foot fall off a ladder in a Gilbert Home on Monday afternoon.

The man, a Home inspector, was in the garage of a Home located on the 3000 block of S. Martingale Road near Higley and Pecos roads.

According to Gilbert Fire spokesman Capt. Mike Connor, the man fell off the ladder onto a water heater, and then fell onto the concrete floor.

The man sustained minor back and neck injuries, and was taken to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn for treatment in a helicopter.


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June 7, 2011

Plumber airlifted to hospital after falling off ladder

IPSWICH — A construction worker was flown by helicopter to a Boston hospital after falling from a ladder at the YMCA's nearly finished affordable-housing project yesterday.

The 42-year-old man, whose name was not released, is a plumber for CRT Mechanical Contractors, a subcontractor for Windover Construction, the company hired to build the Powder House Village complex in front of the YMCA on Route 1A.

The man was taken to Boston Medical Center. His condition was not available.

"It was an unfortunate accident," said Lee Dellicker, president of Windover. "He was coming down a ladder leading from an attic hatch. He accidently missed a rung and slipped and fell about 8 feet."

When he hit the ground, the man fell back against a stone wall, Dellicker said.

Emergency responders were concerned about spinal injuries because he did not have equal strength and sensation on both sides of his body, said Dennis Durrell, a lieutenant on the Ipswich Fire Department.

Durrell said the man, who was wearing a hard hat, fell 10 or 12 feet.

Although he "seemed to be fine," Dellicker said, the man's co-workers called 911 at 11:40 a.m. Responders from Action Ambulance made the decision to fly him to Boston.

"We wanted to be overly cautious," Dellicker said. "He was talking to people ... he appeared to be fine."

The MedFlight helicopter landed in front of Cable Gardens, the site of the former Cable Hospital — less than half a mile down Route 1A from where the man fell at 108 County Road.

Windover's in-house safety officer was notified of the accident, Dellicker said.

"We're confident everything was done correctly," Dellicker said. "It was just an unfortunate accident that coming down the ladder, he missed a rung."

Powder House Village's two three-story buildings, situated at 108 and 112 County Road, will have 12 one-bedroom, 24 two-bedroom and 12 three-bedroom rental apartments, a YMCA child care center and a branch of the Institution for Savings.

The project is "just weeks away" from being finished, Dellicker said.

Staff writer Bethany Bray can be reached at bbray@salemnews.com and on Twitter @SNewsBethany.

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