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Accident: 200202992 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Fiberglass Skylight

Accident: 200202992 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 09/21/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31095593509/22/20071791Southern Classic Builders

On September 21, 2007, Employee #1 was working on the skylights of a building. He was kneeling down on the steel roof deck, removing the fiberglass skylight, when he either put his weight on his hand on the skylight, or he fell over onto the skylight. Employee #1 went through the fiberglass cover and fell, head first, 18 ft onto the concrete floor. He died of injuries sustained in the accident. The skylights were neither guarded nor otherwise protected.

Keywords: roof opening cover, skylight, head, roof, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, roof opening
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310955935 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:19
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Flashing Of Decking
FatCause: Fall from roof

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