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Accident: 200781268 - Employee Killed In Fall When Roof Decking Gives Way

Accident: 200781268 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 03/19/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12218733903/22/19991761American Roofing & Metal Co.,Inc.

At approximately 9:00 a.m. on March 17, 1999, Employee #1, a laborer, was part of a roofing crew that was removing the built-up roof and roof insulation from a building at the Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, TX. He was spudding the felt layer above the gypsum concrete deck when two-and-a-half sections of the deck gave way underneath him. He fell 20 ft through the roof deck onto the concrete flooring inside the building. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords: roof, collapse, roof decking, unsecured, work rules, construction, roofer, fall, fall protection
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 6 20 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122187339 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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