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Accident: 103963.015 - Employee Falls From Roof And Incurs Fractures

Accident: 103963.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 02/28/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1298461.01503/01/2018Donald Cox
At 2:30 p.m. on February 28, 2018, Employee #1, a painter and field crew foreman employed by a construction company, was working at a one-story private residenc e. The project included removal and replacement of roofing rafters and gutters. Employee #1 was on the roof and using a Makita gas-powered chain saw with 16-i nch blade to cut 8 inches off the protruding rafters. Employee #1 fell from the corner of the roof to a wooden patio deck, a fall height of 12 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for multiple injuries, including a fractured collarbone, fr actured ribs that caused punctures to his lungs and liver, and possible concussi on.
Keywords: chain saw, collarbone, fall, fall protection, fracture, liver, lung, residential construction, rib, roof
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 1298461.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist: 12
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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