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Accident: 105415.015 - Employee Falls From Roof And Incurs Traumatic Brain Injury A

Accident: 105415.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 04/20/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1312438.01504/30/2018All Temperature Systems Inc.
At 9:33 a.m. on April 20, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a heatin g and cooling services company, were engaged in repair work on the roof of a com mercial building. They had used a 17-foot Vulcan Multi-Task Ladder ES-17-A-SM i n the extension mode to access the roof. They were replacing a broken gas line on a Bryant heating and air conditioning unit, Model 580FJV6060115AB, Serial Num ber 0903G50230, which was located on the building's low-sloped roof approximatel y 29 feet away from the roof's edge. The roof was approximately 12.08 feet abov e the asphalt parking lot. Employee #1 went to access the ladder. He first had to kick snow from the roof's edge and away from the ladder. As Employee #1 att empted to climb onto the ladder, he fell. Emergency services were called, and E mployee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for tra umatic brain injury, a fractured skull, and other injuries, including fractures to six ribs, a fractured left shoulder bone, micro fractures to multiple vertebr ae, a collapsed lung, and left arm muscle injuries.
Keywords: arm, brain, fall, fracture, ladder, lung, rib, roof, shoulder, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1312438.015 44 M Hospitalized injury Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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