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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 103279.015 - Employee Falls From Roof And Breaks Wrist And Elbow

Accident: 103279.015 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 02/13/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1295388.01502/14/2018Daniel L. Fraley

At 2:00 p.m. on February 13, 2018, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a construction company, were working at a multiemployer construction project , a one-story commercial building. After helping to cut and rig metal decking f or hoisting by crane to the structure's roof, Employee #1 was sent to the roof t o assist Coworkers #1 and #2, who were installing the roof decking. The decking had oil on its surface and, due to the weather, also had surface ice. While st anding on the decking and tacking it into place, Employee #1 slipped and fell be tween the joists to the concrete surface, a fall height of 16 feet. Emergency s ervices were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for fractures to his wrist and elbow and a laceration and contusion to his head.

Keywords: construction, elbow, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, metal decking, roof, slip, slippery surface, wrist
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   1 16

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1295388.015 63 M Hospitalized injury Structural metal workers FallDist: 16
Cause: Erecting structural steel

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