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Accident: 105345.015 - Employee Falls Through Skylight And Incurs Multiple Injuries

Accident: 105345.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/18/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1282093.01512/14/2017Commercial And Industrial Roofing Company, Inc.
At 7:45 a.m. on October 18, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a roofing company, wa s working on the flat roof of a school administration building. He was pulling off old tarp paper. Employee #1 removed the guard cover from a skylight. As he walked backward while removing the roofing material, he fell onto the skylight. The skylight broke, and Employee #1 fell through the skylight and struck a clo thing rack 11 feet below. He then fell an additional 6 feet and hit the buildin g's concrete deck. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transpor ted to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for multiple rib fractures, a head laceration, and a concussion.
Keywords: construction, fall, fracture, head, rib, roof, roofer, skylight, unguarded, walking backward
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1282093.015 62 M Hospitalized injury Roofers: Helpers FallDist: 17
Cause: Roofing

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