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Accident: 109088.015 - Employee Falls From Roof And Is Paralyzed

Accident: 109088.015 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 03/30/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1305429.01503/30/2018Advanced Communications Technology, Llc
At 4:00 p.m. on March 30, 2018, Employee #1 and two coworkers, employed by a communications company, were removing nine existing antennas and installing new antennas at a commercial building. Employee #1 was working from the penthouse roof and supplying materials to his coworkers, who were suspended along the side of the penthouse. Employee #1 fell from the penthouse roof to the lower roof, a fall height of approximately 20 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for fall-related injuries including paralysis. At the time of this report, Employee #1's attorney reported that he was quadriplegic.
Keywords: paralysis, material handling, roof, installing, fall protection, antenna, construction, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   1 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1305429.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Fracture FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from roof

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