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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202448213 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Roof Access Opening

Accident: 202448213 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 11/27/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31060144801/03/20081541Deuk S Kim Dba Deuk Construction Co

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on November 27, 2007, Employee #1 was on the roof of a commercial building under construction in Hesperia, CA. He was at the northwest corner of the roof performing a blocking operation when he apparently fell through the roof access opening and dropped 20 ft 6 in. onto a concrete surface. Employee #1 sustained serious head and back injuries and was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he underwent surgery. He was hospitalized for 10 days. The employer later stated that the roof access opening was covered and secured. There was also an approximately 5 ft 6 in. tall parapet wall that ran around the perimeter of the roof. There were no witnesses to the accident.

Keywords: roof opening cover, head, guardrail, roof, work rules, construction, back, 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 21

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310601448 Hospitalized injury Fracture Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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