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Accident: 114415.015 - Employee Breaks Neck In Fall Through Unguarded Skylight

Accident: 114415.015 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 03/29/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1364703.01512/06/2018Custom Structures, Inc.

At 7:45 p.m. on March 29, 2019, Employee #1 was engaged in the dismantling of a manufacturing plant's metal roof. He was walking on the roof when he stepped on to an unguarded, flush-mounted translucent skylight. The employee fell through the skylight and impacted the lower metal deck plate. Emergency services transp orted the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of injur ies that included two fractured vertebrae in his neck, a collapsed lung, lacerat ions, and contusions.

Keywords: construction, contusion, demolition, dismantling, fall, fall protection, fracture, neck, roof, sheet metal, skylight, unguarded, untrained, walking surface
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Demolition   1 17

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1364703.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Demolition

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