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Accident Summary Nr: 121972.015 - Employee Sustains Multiple Injuries In Fall Through Roof Ope

Accident Summary Nr: 121972.015 -- Report ID: 0950647 -- Event Date: 05/28/2019
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
1404745.01506/03/2019238160Garcia Roofing, Inc.

Abstract: At 12:00 p.m. on May 28, 2019, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a roofing contractor, were loading roofing insulation material onto the south-side upper r oof of a large one-story industrial building that was being constructed. Two we eks earlier, employees of another employer had made six openings in this area of the roof, cutouts for later installation of a Greenheck Model GRSI-42 Typ-6 exh aust fan system. These openings had 13-inch high curbs and were covered with 20 -gauge sheet metal secured with three 1.5-inch screws on each side. On May 28, 2019, Employee #1 fell through the sheet metal covering one of the openings, a f all height of 31 feet, and struck a concrete slab. Emergency services transport ed the employee to the hospital, where he remained for 50 days. His injuries in cluded a traumatic brain injury, numerous facial and skull fractures, fractured ribs, C1-2 vertebral fracture, and fractures to both arms and left leg.

Keywords: arm, blunt force trauma, brain, concrete slab, construction, face, fall, fall protection, fracture, leg, rib, roof, roof opening, roof opening cover, roofer, sheet metal, skull, struck against, traumatic, vertebra

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation
1 1404745.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Roofers

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