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Accident: 105014.015 - Employee Falls From Roof And Fractures Knee And Shoulder

Accident: 105014.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 04/21/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1311397.01504/25/2018Capstone Roofing Inc.
At 9:30 a.m. on April 21, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a roofing company, was engaged in roofing repair and maintenance work at a one-story multifamily residence. The roof had an 8:12 pitch, and its surface was covered with 30-pound felt paper still moist from the morning dew. Employee #1's assigned task was to install a metal nosing and a starter at the roof's edge. Employee #1 was wearing fall protection equipment and was tied to an anchor on the roof's ridge. As Employee #1 walked on the roof's surface, he slipped, fell, and struck the ground, a fall height of approximately 9 feet or more. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured left knee that required surgery and fractured shoulder. Both Employee #1 and a coworker who came to his aid after he fell stated that the rope was long that attached Employee #1 to the anchor.
Keywords: roofer, slippery surface, anchor, fall protection, knee, roof, residential construction, fracture, fall, shoulder
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair   1 9
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1311397.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Roof Repar: Shingle

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