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Accident: 115971.015 - Employee Fractures Ribs In Fall From Roof

Accident: 115971.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 05/02/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1398466.01505/06/2019B&M Roofing Of Colorado, Inc.

At 4:15 p.m. on May 2, 2019, Employee#1, employed by a roofing company, was doin g renovation work at a one-story multifamily residential building. He was on th e roof when he unhooked his lanyard and climbed down to the ground to get a chal k line. When he climbed back up the ladder, he did not reattach his lanyard bef ore he knelt down to snap the chalk line. He was kneeling on the edge of the ro of when the flexible waterproofing material gave way. He fell approximately 8.5 feet onto a pile of landscaping posts. The employee was transported to the hos pital and admitted for treatment of multiple rib fractures.

Keywords: blunt force trauma, fall, fall protection, falling object, fracture, lanyard, residential construction, rib, roof, roofer, struck against, structural collapse, waterproofing
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   1 9

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1398466.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Roofing

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