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Accident: 202516324 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Roof Opening

Accident: 202516324 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 10/16/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31054904311/20/20071795Bowen Engineering & Environmental

On October 16, 2007, Employee #1, a laborer, was removing ACM roofing material when, after removing a vent, he exposed a 24 in. square hole. He was walking backward when he fell 17 ft through the roof opening. Employee #1 landed on a cemment floor and sustained injuries that required hospitalization.

Keywords: roof opening cover, barrier guard, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, roof opening, walking backward
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 17

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310549043 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:1
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from roof

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