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Accident: 880344 - Employee Hospitalized When Knocked Off Unguarded Roof

Accident: 880344 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 03/15/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10711964603/15/19941542Metric Construction Inc.

Employee #1 was installing flooring on the third floor of an apartment building. A gust of wind picked up a sheet of plywood, which struck Employee #1 while he was walking between a stack of plywood flooring and the edge of the building. No guardrails were in place along the open-sided floor and he fell 20 ft from the building. Employee #1 was hospitalized.

Keywords: high wind, guardrail, work rules, construction, fall, struck by, flying object, open-sided floor

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107119646 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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