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Accident: 202343257 - Employee Falls Through Skylight Fracturing Vertebra

Accident: 202343257 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 07/22/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30541648907/22/20021761Robert Davis Company

On July 22, 2002, employees were on the roof of a lumber warehouse and were removing the existing roof down to the metal roof deck. An employee stepped backward and fell through an unguarded skylight approximately 24 feet to the ground. The skylight measured 4 feet by 4 feet. The skylight had not been guarded during the roof removal and replacement operation. The employee sustained fractures of the vertebra from the fall and was hospitalized.

Keywords: skylight, fracture, roof, demolition, construction, fall, fall protection, walking backward, vertebra, unguarded
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1 24

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305416489 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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