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Accident: 109209.015 - Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries In Fall Through Roof Openi

Accident: 109209.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 08/14/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1338461.01508/14/2018Pepper Construction Co.
At 9:30 a.m. on August 14, 2018, an employee was working as part of a two-man cr ew removing sheets of plywood that covered Roof Top Unit (RTU) curbs and holes i n the roof. While the employee was carrying a four foot by eight foot sheet of p lywood horizontally, he stepped into a three foot by three foot RTU duct opening and fell approximately eighteen feet to the next level. The employee received f ractures to his ribs, a lacerated liver and a lung contusion, and was hospitaliz ed for his injuries.
Keywords: contusion, demolition, duct, fall, falling object, floor hole, fracture, laceration, liver, lung, rib, roof, roof opening, roof opening cover
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   2 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1338461.015 33 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist: 18
Cause: Demolition

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