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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201350162 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Roof

Accident: 201350162 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 01/14/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30101767901/15/19971761Beacon Contracting Group, Inc.

At 11:00 a.m. on January 14, 1997, Employee #1 and a crew of six coworkers were removing and replacing the existing roofing membrane, the deteriorated metal deck system, and the curbs on a building. Employee #1, the foreman, cut the deck on the joist. At that time, there was no support for that roof section. He then removed the bolts from the north end of the frame and went to the south end of the curb and cut off the bolts. Next, Employee #1 stood on the unsupported steel metal deck, where he cut off the welds on a 6 ft by 8 ft section between the bar joists of the deck. The deck collapsed and he fell about 35 ft to the concrete floor. Employee #1 died instantly from head injuries sustained in the fall. He was not wearing a body belt or body harness system that was secured to an anchorage.

Keywords: head, roof, collapse, roof decking, unsecured, work rules, safety belt, construction, fall, fall protection
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $20,000,000 and over 1 30 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301017679 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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