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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 97809.015 - Worker Installing Decking Is Injured In Fall Through Roof Op

Accident: 97809.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 07/27/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1251973.01508/02/2017Zepeda Steel Erectors

At 10:30 a.m. on July 27, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a steel erection compan y, was working at the construction site for a three-story commercial building. He was on the roof and setting aluminum decking into place to cover an opening. He was moving backwards when he fell through the opening, a fall height of 17 f eet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hos pital. He was admitted and treated for injuries related to the fall.

Keywords: construction, decking, decking panel, fall, fall protection, floor opening, material handling, roof, steel erection, walking backward
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 3 80

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1251973.015 22 M Hospitalized injury Structural metal workers FallDist: 17
Cause: Steel Erection Of Open Web Steel Joists-Connecting

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