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Accident: 200784304 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Roof Hatch Opening

Accident: 200784304 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 09/06/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30954548109/07/20071522Drexel Development Co.

On September 6, 2007, Employee #1, a foreman for the Drexel Development Company of Dallas, TX, was installing a Babcock-Davis roof hatch, #BRHG3696, over an 8 ft long by 30 in. wide hole that had been cut in the roof of Building #9 at the Drexel Park Hollow condominium complex. He had removed a sheet of 4 ft long by 8 ft wide by 7/8-in. thick plywood that was covering the hole when he fell approximately 33 ft onto a concrete floor. Employee #1 was killed. He was not wearing any form of fall protection.

Keywords: roof opening cover, installing, roof, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, roof opening
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 3 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309545481 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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