Accident Report Detail
Accident: 759670 - Employee Paralyzed After Fall From Roof
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|3035581||03/26/1990||1521||Jay W. Lichty Construction|
Employee #1, a roofing company owner, was working on the roof of a house under construction that had different roof heights. He was on the highest part of the roof, approximately 25 ft above ground level. It is not known why Employee #1 fell approximately 5 ft to a lower roof and then fell approximately 20 ft to the ground. He does not know what caused him to fall; no one saw him fall. He suffered fractures to his back, sternum, and three ribs and a punctured lung. Employee #1 is now paralyzed from the chest down.