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Accident: 100261.015 - Employee Falls From Roof And Fractures Spine

Accident: 100261.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 06/02/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1236959.01506/02/2017Ismael Huerta Roofing

On June 2, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, the company owner, both employed b y a roofing company, were engaged in roofing work at a new two-story residence. They were on the deck of the roof and installing shingles when the structure col lapsed under their weight. Both workers fell, a fall height of approximately 30 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the ho spital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured spine. Coworker #1 did not require hospitalization. The subsequent investigation determined that neither w orker was using fall protection.

Keywords: collapse, fall, fall protection, fracture, installing, material handling, residential construction, roof, roof decking, spine
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1236959.015 19 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause:

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