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Accident: 202446373 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Roof Opening

Accident: 202446373 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/24/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31059970907/24/20071791R.S.R. Steel Fabrication Inc.

At 10:10 a.m. on July 24, 2007, Employee #1 and three coworkers were installing three I-beams in the roof of a commercial building under construction. Employee #1 used an aerial lift to access the roof and stepped onto an 83 in. long by 35 in. wide by 1/2 in. thick sheet of OBS construction sheeting that was covering a roof opening. He immediately went through the sheeting and fell 30 ft, landing on the concrete floor. Employee #1 suffered suffered head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Riverside County Coroner. Neither Employee #1 nor any of the three coworkers was wearing personal fall protection at the time of the accident.

Keywords: roof opening cover, head, installing, roof, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, roof opening
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 35 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310599709 Fatality Other Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Fall from roof

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