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Accident: 170202410 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Hole In Roof Decking

Accident: 170202410 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 10/08/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11175982510/17/19911791G & S Erectors

Employee #1 was a trained iron worker experienced in welding deck work on roofs. The foreman was dragging decking to lay down in front of Employee #1 and called over to him to move out of the way. Employee #1 stood up, flipped up his welding visor, looked at the foreman, and stepped backward into a hole. He fell through the roof to the third floor, suffering cuts on his forehead, abrasions on his right side, and bruises on his right thigh. Employee #1's actions violated the employer's code of safe practices for work processes and procedures.

Keywords: roof decking, iron worker, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, roof opening, walking backward, unguarded, inattention

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111759825 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Structural metal workers

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