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Accident: 116576.015 - Foreman Falls Through Skylight Opening, Sustains Head Injuri

Accident: 116576.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 11/28/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1363530.01512/03/2018Tim Lawlor Construction

At 8:04 a.m. on November 28, 2018, Employee #1, a foreman employed by a construc tion company, was working at a two-story residence and engaged in remodeling wor k. He was on the roof to spread some plastic when he fell through the 30-inch b y 30-inch unprotected framed opening for a skylight. The employee fell 12.8 fee t to the concrete surface and struck his head. Emergency services transported t he employee to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of serious inte rnal head injuries.

Keywords: blunt force trauma, brain, fall, fall protection, guardrail, head, renovation, residential construction, skylight, unguarded fl opening, unprotected
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   2

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1363530.015 43 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist: 12
Cause: Waterproofing

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