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Accident: 200741494 - Employee Falls Through Unprotected Sky Light

Accident: 200741494 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 11/17/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30579195611/18/20031761J & B Roofing Corporation

On November 17, 2003, Employee #1, a roofer, mistook a skylight for a metal standing seam pan enclosure covering a roof vent. He stepped through the unprotected skylight while running a lead cord and fell approximately 16 to 20 ft. He received a head injury and fractured two vertebrae and was hospitalized.

Keywords: skylight, fracture, head, roof, unguarded fl opening, ppe, roofer, fall, vertebra
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 20

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305791956 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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