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Accident Summary Nr: 202352555 - Roofer Injured In Fall Through Roof

Accident Summary Nr: 202352555 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 04/24/2003
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
30649709004/30/20031761238160Warren-Ehret Company Of Maryland Inc.

Abstract: At approximately 11:30 a.m. on April 24, 2003, Employee #1, roofer, was assisting coworkers performing patch work on small leaks and replacing damaged sheet metal panels to fix the leaking roof of a warehouse. When he inadvertently walked onto a panel that had been cut for removal, he fell into the cut to the warehouse floor. Employee #1 was hospitalized for fractures. None of the employees were using fall protection, and there was no warning line, safety monitor, guard rails or safety net in use.

Keywords: fracture, guardrail, roof, sheet metal, warning line, roof decking, roofer, fall, fall protection
Accident Details
End Use Project Type Project Cost Stories Non-building Height Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 1 35

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation Construction
1 306497090 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers Distance of Fall: feet
Worker Height Above Ground/Floor: 35 feet
Cause: Roofing
Fatality Cause: Fall from roof

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