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Accident: 894469 - Employee Injured In Fall From Roof Decking

Accident: 894469 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 12/26/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11241080812/29/19921791Dean Steel Erectors

Employee #1 was placing metal roof decking on the bar joist and beams which form the base structure of a roof under construction. Employee #1 and his coworker placed a sheet of decking and turned to retrieve another sheet from the supply stock. As Employee #1 stepped on the previously placed sheet of roof decking, it kicked out of the lap and slid across the bar joist, leaving an opening into which Employee #1 fell. Employee #1 fell 25 ft 11 in. and landed on the concrete floor. Employee #1 required hospitalization for a fractured left hand, pelvis, and left jaw.

Keywords: fracture, installing, roof decking, work rules, slip, construction, pelvis, fall, fall protection, roof opening

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112410808 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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