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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 140261.015 - Employee Falls Through Roof Decking And Is Killed By Blunt F

Accident: 140261.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 10/18/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1558564.01510/18/2021West Roofing Systems Inc.

At 10:30 a.m. on October 18, 2021, an employee worked with two coworkers to remo ve existing roofing materials from the roof of a commercial building. The cowork ers cut existing roof decking in preparation to replace the sections. At some po int, the employee walked through the section of decking being cut, a section of decking gave way and the employee fell approximately thirty-eight feet. The empl oyee received multiple blunt force trauma injuries and was killed.

Keywords: blunt force trauma, collapse, cutting, decking, decking panel, fall, fall from elevation, fall protection, roof, roofer
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair   1 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1558564.015 37 M Fatality Roofers FallDist: 38
Cause: Roofing

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