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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 573733 - Employee Dies In Fall From Roof While Repairing Chimney

Accident: 573733 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 07/02/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10253462507/03/19957349Early Times Chimmey Sweeping

Employee #1 was on the roof of a house repairing damage to the chimney and flashing. While Employee #1 was applying a silicone sealant to the flashing, the chimney broke loose and he fell to the ground, striking his head on the neighboring house approximately 5 feet above the ground. Several of the stones from the chimney struck the employee and the adjacent house. Employee #1 sustained several fractures to the head and died.

Keywords: fracture, repair, roof, collapse, work rules, fall, fall protection, struck by, falling object, chimney

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102534625 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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