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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14465215 - Employee Killed In 32 Ft Fall Through Roof Opening

Accident: 14465215 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 04/09/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
153330604/11/19841761Gunn & Briggs Inc

Employee #1 was part of a nine-member roofing crew working on a post office. Upon arrival, the crew was warned of and shown an open 30 in. by 36 in. hole in the roof. The hole was subsequently covered with a 3 ft by 4 ft by 9 1/2 in. high bundle of insulation. Employee #1 had been working on the roof for approximately 2 hours when he left the group and went over to pick up the bundle of insulation. He stepped forward and fell 19 ft through the opening to a concrete floor. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords: roof opening cover, head, roof, unsecured, work rules, construction, fall, roof opening, work surface, inattention

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1533306 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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