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Accident: 106691.015 - Employee Falls From Roof, Fractures Skull, Ruptures Eye

Accident: 106691.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 06/20/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1324486.01506/21/2018U.S. Roofing, Inc.
At 12:45 p.m. on June 20, 2018, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a roofing company, were engaged in reroofing activities at a three-story commercial build ing. Employee #1, without using fall protection, was on the low-sloped, unguard ed roof and throwing trash down to the ground. He fell, a fall height of 31 fee t. Emergency services transported the employee to a local hospital, and he was then flown to a larger hospital due to brain swelling. Employee #1 was admitted and treated for a fractured skull, a ruptured left eye, and memory loss.
Keywords: brain, cleaning, construction, eye, fall, fall protection, fracture, housekeeping, repair, roof, rupture, skull, unguarded, untrained
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   3 31
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1324486.015 19 M Hospitalized injury Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing

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