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Accident: 110675.015 - Employee Falls Through Roof Opening And Receives Fractures T

Accident: 110675.015 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 10/18/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1358090.01510/19/2018Whalen Construction, Inc

At 9:30 a.m. on October 18, 2018, an employee was working to remove the sheet me tal roofing of a roof to expose the steel purlins for a building addition. At so me point after the employee removed the sheet metal, a coworker maneuvered an ar ticulating boom lift near the employee to bring him down off of the roof for lun ch. The employee fell twenty-one feet through the roof opening as the employee d id not have the lanyard attached to his full-body harness when the fall occurred . The employee was hospitalized for fractures to both wrists and face and an uns pecified head injury.

Keywords: face, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, lanyard, lift operator , roof, roof decking, roof opening, roofer, sheet metal, wrist
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   1 23

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1358090.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist: 21
Cause: Roofing

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