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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 building. Employee #1, without using fall protection, was on the low-sloped, unguarded roof and throwing trash down to the ground. He fell, a fall height of 31 feet. 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: repair, cleaning, fall, roof, housekeeping, fracture, fall protection, eye, construction, brain, rupture, skull, untrained, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   3 31
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1324486.015 19 M Hospitalized injury Other Roofers

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