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Accident: 14525414 - Employee Killed By Fall Through Skylight Opening

Accident: 14525414 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 04/27/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
165625504/30/19841731Levitz Electric Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
116824404/30/19841741Continental Marble & Granite Co Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
117003404/30/19841542Gust K Newberg Construction Co And Dugan & Meyers
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
116814504/30/19841793Glassalum Installations Inc

A crew of workers were caulking gutters and installing gratings at the skylight roof level, at a height of approximately 175 ft. Most of the skylight glass had been installed, but the workers were aware that glass was missing from some skylight units at the westernmost portion of the roof. Employee #1 was caulking the gutters between skylight grids, which involved walking backward on the glass framing sills at the sides of the gutters. He was moving backward toward the corner of a skylight unit where glass was missing when he fell through one of the triangular openings and was killed instantly. The skylight openings were not covered nor were safety belts or safety nets in use.

Keywords: fall, fall protection, roof opening cover, work rules, safety belt, roof opening, walking backward, skylight, installing, construction

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1656255 Occupation Not Listed
2 1168244 Occupation Not Listed
3 1170034 Occupation Not Listed
4 1168145 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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