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Accident: 131942.015 - Employee Incurs Contusions And Sore Ribs In Fall Through Sky

Accident: 131942.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/11/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1490294.01508/26/2020Abc Supply Co., Inc.

At 2:43 p.m. on August 11, 2020, an employee was working as part of a four-perso n crew to deliver and transport roofing material to a jobsite. The employee and a coworker were working on the rooftop of a grain milling warehouse facility, us ing a four-wheel steel utility cart to transfer rolls of TPO roofing membrane, w eighing approximately 150 to 200 lbs per roll, to another area of the roof. The roofing materials were loaded onto the rooftop by a mobile crane. As the crew w ere moving the cart across the rooftop, a coworker who was pushing the cart from the back, had bent down to retrieve a roll of TPO roofing material that fell of f the cart. However, the employee continued to pull the cart from the other end, and momentarily turned his back into the direction of travel. The employee trip ped and fell through a skylight, a distance of 39 feet into a rice storage area of the warehouse below. The employee landed on a 2,000-lb bale of rice, tumbled and fell onto another bale, before landing on the polished concrete floor. The e mployee sustained contusions and bruising across the upper torso, and complained of sore ribs. The employee had no broken bones or other serious injuries. The f ire department responded to the incident and transported the employee to UC Davi s Medical Center, where he was treated but not hospitalized. On August 26, 2020 , a DOSH inspector reported on site and opened the investigation with both the g eneral site contractor and delivery subcontractor.

Keywords: abrasion, back, cart, chest, contusion, crane, delivery work, fall, grain, material handling, mobile crane, rib, roof, roofer, skylight, steel, torso, tripped, walking backward, warehouse

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1490294.015 22 M Non Hospitalized injury Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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