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Accident: 104131.015 - Employee Fall 8 Feet Through Carport Roof And Is Killed

Accident: 104131.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 03/20/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1304010.01503/20/2018Berber Roofing Inc

At 8:30 a.m. on March 20, 2018, Employee #1, a foreman, was working with his roo fing crew, tearing off an existing roof of an apartment complex. The crew was us ing hand tools (shovels, pitch fork, wheelbarrow, and steel pry bar) to tear off the roof. Employee #1 used an extension ladder to access the top of the carpor t. As Employee #1 walked across the carport roof, the roof material gave way ben eath him, and he fell eight feet to the concrete surface below. As Employee #1 f ell through the carport, he struck his head against the roof, and then on the co ncrete surface below. At the time of the event, Employee #1 was wearing a hard hat. Employee #1 was transported to a nearby medical center where he was treated ; however, died seven days later.

Keywords: concrete slab, fall, hard hat, head, ladder, ppe, roof, struck against
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Demolition   1 8 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1304010.015 43 M Fatality Roofers FallDist: 8
Cause: Demolition

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