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Accident: 102481.015 - Employee Falls Through Skylight, Incurs Catastrophic Injurie

Accident: 102481.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 10/16/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1270631.01510/16/2017Fps Roofing
On October 16, 2017, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a roofing company, w ere working on the roof of a commercial building. Employee #1 was clearing away old roofing materials when he fell through an unguarded and unsecured skylight, a fall height of 40 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured skull and other head injuries, concussions, leg injuries, and back injuries.
Keywords: back, concussion, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, roof, skull, skylight, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   1 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1270631.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Roofers: Helpers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing

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