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Accident: 101506.015 - Foreman Falls From Truck Bed And Incurs Head Trauma

Accident: 101506.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 11/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1283067.01512/14/2017Daniel Elliott
At 11:56 a.m. on November 20, 2017, Employee #1, a journeyman roofer and site fo reman employed by a construction company, was working with his crew to replace t he roof at a single family residence. All employees were working on the roof an d removing old shingles and roofing materials, which they dropped into the bed o f a dump truck. Employee #1 climbed down from the roof and onto the truck bed t o redistribute the waste materials. He slipped and fell off the truck bed and o nto the concrete driveway, a fall height of greater than 10.5 feet. Employee #1 lost consciousness. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transp orted to the hospital and admitted. He was treated for impact trauma to the bas e of his skull, brain hemorrhaging, and facial nerve and hearing damage.
Keywords: brain, dump truck bed, fall, fall protection, fracture, hemorrhage, residential construction, roof, skull, unconsciousness
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1283067.015 47 M Hospitalized injury Roofers FallDist: 15
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing

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