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Accident: 108242.015 - Employee Sustains Multiple Injuries In Fall Through Roof Ope

Accident: 108242.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/02/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1315937.01505/15/2018U.S. Continental Marketing, Inc.

At 8:28 a.m. on May 2, 2018, Employee #1, a maintenance mechanic, was asked to c heck the communications room for water leaks. The employee climbed up onto the roof access of the electrical/communications room to empty the water in a 5-gall on water bucket. After emptying the bucket, he climbed from the roof, and fell t hrough an 8-foot roof opening on top of the electrical room that was covered wit h a plastic tarp to catch water leaks. Employee #1 sustained fractures to verte brae in his back and ribs, cracked teeth and a shoulder injury. He was transpor ted to a nearby hospital, where he was admitted for his injuries.

Keywords: back, fall, fall protection, fracture, rib, roof, roof opening, shoulder, unguarded, vertebra

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1315937.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Industrial machinery repairers

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