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Accident: 104209.015 - Employee Loses Consciousness And Falls From Roof

Accident: 104209.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 01/31/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1292579.01502/05/2018Barnard Roofing Inc.
At 11:15 a.m. on January 31, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a roo fing company, were preparing to install replacement shingles on the roof of a si ngle story house. Parts of the roof were flat and parts had a 45 degree pitch. Employee #1 was on a flat surface area on the front portion of the roof, and a coworker was on a flat surface area on the rear portion of the roof. Employee # 1 subsequently reported that his vision became blurry and he fainted. He fell f rom the roof, a fall height of 11.3 feet, and struck his face on the concrete su rface. The coworker, hearing a noise, went to check and found Employee #1 uncon scious on the concrete surface. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported and admitted to the hospital. In addition to facial laceration s and a concussion, he was determined to have experienced a stroke, which may ha ve caused the loss of consciousness before he fell from the roof. He received t reatment for his fall-related injuries and stroke.
Keywords: brain, concrete, concussion, face, fall, fall protection, residential construction, roof, roofer, unconsciousness
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1292579.015 41 M Hospitalized injury Roofers FallDist: 11
Cause: Roofing

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