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Accident: 94519.015 - Demolition Worker Falls Through Roof, Incurs Multiple Injuri

Accident: 94519.015 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 03/07/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1223203.01504/06/2017Figueroa Construction

At 12:00 p.m. on March 7, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a const ruction company, were engaged in demolition work at a two-story commercial build ing. Coworker #1, who was directing Employee #1's activities, instructed Employ ee #1 to go up to the roof and remove old roofing material. Coworker #1 was on the ground floor when Employee #1, performing his task on the roof, heard a crac k and fell through a hole that opened in the roof timber. The hole was approxim ately 30 inches by 30 inches. Employee #1 fell 18 feet to the first floor's con crete surface, narrowly missing Coworker #1. Emergency services were called, an d Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured right wrist and hand plus fractured vertebrae.

Keywords: building, construction, demolition, fall, fall protection, floor hole, lumber, roof, structural collapse, underpinning
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 2 18

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1223203.015 53 M Hospitalized injury Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist: 18
Cause: Demolition

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