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Accident: 126500.015 - Employee Is Struck By Lightning, Falls From Roof, And Is Kil

Accident: 126500.015 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 05/28/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1476693.01505/29/2020Red Stag Contracting, Inc.

At 2:45 p.m. on May 28, 2020, an employee and two coworkers were on a roof packi ng up equipment to leave the job site due to severe weather. At some point, the employee was struck by lightning and fell from the roof. The employee received a severed spinal cord, multiple vertebrae fractures, skull fracture, brain hemato ma, contusions to the lungs and hypoxic respiratory failure that killed him.

Keywords: brain, contusion, fall, fall protection, fracture, lightning, lung, respiratory, roof, roofer, severed, skull, spine, struck by, vertebra, weather
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   1 8 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1476693.015 35 M Fatality Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
2 1476693.015 27 M Non Hospitalized injury Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
3 1476693.015 46 M Non Hospitalized injury Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing

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