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Accident: 14488134 - Employee Injured Vwhen He Fell Through Skylight

Accident: 14488134 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 06/07/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
203027806/07/19851799Problem Welding & Fabricating Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
203025206/11/19851761M & H Contracting Co.

ON JUNE 7, 1985, SEVERAL EMPLOYEES WERE DOING REHAB WORK ON THE ROOF OF A SIX STORY BUILDING. THE EMPLOYEES WERE INSTALLING GUARDRAILS WHEN ONE EMPLOYEE STEPPED THROUGH A 3 X 3 FOOT SKYLIGHT OPENING OVER AN ELEVATOR AND FELL TO THE BASEMENT LEVEL. THE OPENING HAD BEEN COVERED A COUPLE OF WEEKS EARLIER BY ROOFERS AS A TEMPORARY MEASURE TO STOP ROOF LEAKS. THEY USED 1/2 INCH SHEETROCK TO COVER THE SKYLIGHT AND USED ROOFING PAPER TO COVER THE SHEETROCK. EMPLOYEE #1 APPARENTLY THOUGHT THAT THE SKYLIGHT COVER WAS A PERMANENT PART OF THE ROOF.

Keywords: roof opening cover, roofer, roof opening, skylight, roof, construction, fall

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2030278 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 2030252 Occupation Not Listed

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