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Published on August 14th, 2016 | by The Kitsap Scene

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Teen Girl Dies After Falling From Ladder at Construction Site in Silverdale

A 16-year-old girl died last night after falling off a ladder at a local construction site in Silverdale early Saturday.

The Pierce County medical examiner identified the victim as Emily J. Ramm, 16. She was pronounced dead Saturday evening at Tacoma General Hospital. The determination as to the cause and manner of death is reportedly still pending.

Press releases from the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office give the following account of what happened:

The sheriff’s office was notified of the accident around 3:30 a.m. by emergency room staff at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton. They reported that a 16-year-old girl was brought into the ER around 1:50 a.m., after she sustained critical injuries from a fall from a “significant height.”

After ER staff attempted life-saving care, Ramm was airlifted by helicopter to Tacoma General Hospital. She was listed in critical condition before she died.

The fall reportedly occurred on the premises of Silverdale Elementary School, located at 9100 Dickey Road NW. The school has been undergoing a remodel since last July, and the site is under the control of a general contractor.

The sheriff’s office is investigating to determine why Ramm was on the property, how she gained access to the site, who was involved, and how the fall occurred, according to the release.

Once the investigation is complete, the case will reportedly be forwarded to the Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney for review.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact sheriff’s detectives at 360-337-7111, or to call Kitsap 911 at 360-308-5400. Reference case No. K16-007823.


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