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Accident: 105323.015 - Employee Falls From Roof And Breaks Leg

Accident: 105323.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 04/27/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1314080.01505/07/2018Petersen-Dean, Inc.

At 4:00 p.m. on April 27, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a roofin g company, were working at the site of a two-story house with both a first-story roof and a second-story roof. A ladder was set up that allowed them to access both roofs. They were installing oriented strand board (OSB) decking onto exist ing plywood decking. Employee #1, carrying a sheet of decking that measured 48 inches by 48 inches, climbed the ladder and stepped onto the second-floor roof. He stepped on a loose piece of plywood, tripped, and fell, first impacting the first-story roof and then continuing to fall and striking the ground. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for a frac tured femur.

Keywords: decking panel, fall, fall protection, fracture, housekeeping, installing, ladder, leg, residential construction, roof, roof decking, tripped, work surface

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1314080.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Roof Repar: Shingle

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