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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14217954 - One Employee Killed, One Injured In Fall From Roof

Accident: 14217954 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 05/05/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10944988405/06/19931761Sonny'S Roofing Company

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on May 3, 1993, eight employees from Sonny's Roofing Company were removing the roof decking from an 81,600 square ft warehouse that had been damaged by a tornado. Four employees were working approximately 10 to 15 ft from an area that had been identified on the preparatory survey as a hazardous area. Suddenly a 42 ft by 30 ft section of roof gave way and two employees slid down on a piece of sheet metal decking that had been being used as a work platform. Employee #1 came down 24 ft head-first onto the concrete floor and died instantly. Employee #2 fell the same distance and suffered a broken right ankle. The two employees were working too close to the hazardous area; an adequate working platform was not used; and fall protection was not used. The structure may have been further weakened by a thunderstorm that had come through the previous weekend with winds gusting to 65 mph. No survey had been conducted after the storm.

Keywords: fracture, head, roof, roof decking, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, ankle

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109449884 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
2 109449884 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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