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Accident: 14351084 - Employee Killed In 18 Ft Fall Through Roof Skylight

Accident: 14351084 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 06/05/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
197782606/06/19851761Thornton Roofing Contractors

Employee #1 had been assigned the task of mixing an aluminum coating that was to be applied to a 4:12 pitch roof that had 14 ft eaves. The roof had approximately fifty 2 by 8 ft fiberglass skylights, none of which was guarded or covered. Employee #1 either stepped or fell through a skylight and fell 18 feet to a concrete floor. He was killed.

Keywords: roof opening cover, skylight, roof, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, unguarded, inattention

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1977826 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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