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Accident: 116532.015 - Employee Welding Roof Panel Is Killed In Fall

Accident: 116532.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/24/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1403360.01505/24/2019R & A Roof Structures, Inc.

At 6:30 a.m. on May 24, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker who was his supervisor, both employed by a roofing company, were installing a panelized roofing system for a new concrete tilt up commercial building. Employee #1 was positioned on t he section of panelized roof being installed and using a portable welding unit t o secure the panel structure to the building. His coworker was operating a roug h terrain forklift that was lifting roof panels into place. The forklift struck the panel structure, causing it to vibrate and fall. Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 43 feet, and struck the concrete floor. He was killed in the fall. T he subsequent investigation determined that Employee #1 had been wearing a fall protection harness and lanyard, but the lanyard had not been attached to an anch or point on the roof system.

Keywords: aerial lift, anchor, construction, equipment operator, fall, fall protection, installing, lanyard, roof, roof panel, roofer, struck by, tie-off, welding
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   43 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1403360.015 52 M Fatality Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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