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Accident: 86533.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Skylight

Accident: 86533.015 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 06/13/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1155233.01506/14/2016A & M Builders & Erectors, Inc.

At 7:30 p.m. on June 13, 2016, an employee was killed after falling 13 ft. throu gh a skylight to the concrete floor. The employee was removing steel roof panels along with skylights with other employees on the roof of a steel building. The weather was hot outside and exterior lights were being utilized to provide illum ination for the workers. Lights were also turned on inside the building to illum inate the location of the skylights. The roof had a slope of 1/2 to 12 and eve t o ground height was 12 ft., the distance from the ground to the peak of the roof was 14 ft. After removing a steel roof panel, the employee was cutting insulati on under that panel while kneeling on a steel panel that ran parallel to a skyli ght. After cutting the insulation, the employee stepped back or fell backward o nto a skylight and fell through. The skylight the employee was working around wa s not covered or guarded. The employee suffered multiple internal injuries inclu ding fractures.

Keywords: fall, fracture, roof, skylight
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair   1 14 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1155233.015 55 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing

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