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Accident: 115893.015 - Employee Incurs Several Fractures In Fall From Store Canopy

Accident: 115893.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 04/30/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1397681.01505/02/2019Samson Roofing Llc

At 2:30 p.m. on April 30, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a roofing contractor, w as removing roofing material from a retail store front canopy. He was walking o n plywood they had placed over the support braces when he stepped in an area not covered by plywood and fell. His fall was partially arrested by his fall prote ction system. However, after his safety line wrapped around a parapet wall sect ion, it came undone. At that point the line was too long to prevent his hitting the ground. The employee was transported to the hospital, where he was admitte d for treatment of factures to his face, nose, and right arm.

Keywords: arm, blunt force trauma, brace, construction, demolition, equipment failure, face, fall, fall protection, fracture, nose, plywood, roof, roofer, walking surface
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition   1 18

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1397681.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing

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