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Accident: 202465498 - Employee Hospitalized After Fall Through Skylight

Accident: 202465498 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/22/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31019884107/25/20071761Performance Tear Off

On July 22, 2007, Employee #1, a laborer, was on one of two 12-member crews tearing off the roof from a single-story industrial building undergoing renovation in Los Angeles, CA. As they were working, he fell, head first, through the pane of a skylight and dropped 23 ft, landing on a concrete surface. Employee #1 struck a sprinkler pipe during his fall; this re-oriented him so that he hit the concrete feet-first. He sustained injuries to his left leg and was transported to Providence Holy Cross Hospital for treatment. At the time of the accident, there were no guardrails or barrierguards in place to prevent a worker from falling through a skylight. The employer was cited for an accident-related violation, serious of T8CCR 3212(e).

Keywords: roof opening cover, skylight, guardrail, roof, barrier guard, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, leg
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1 23

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310198841 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from roof

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